The Carer Respite Centre provides a single contact point for carers to access respite care and information on other available resources to support them in their caring role.
A Carer is a person who is looking after someone who is frail, aged, has a disability, chronic illness or mental illness, and the Carer can be family, close friend or neighbours.
Respite care enables carers to have a break from their carers role to allow them time to attend appointments, go shopping, social engagements or just some 'time out'.
Care is available as short-term, occasional or emergency respite care.
A Freecall number is available for the cost of a local call:1800 059 059
There are three offices in the Grampians region:
106 Market St, Ballarat 3350
Ph: 03 5333 7104 FAX: 03 53337141
40 - 44 Wimmera St, Stawell 3380
Ph: 03 5358 3700 FAX: 03 5358 4113
Wimmera Health Care Group, Baillie St, Horsham 400
Ph: 03 5381 9336 FAX: 03 5381 9120
Contact is free. Carer may need to contribute towards the cost of respite care with some financial assistance available.
Duty Worker, Ph: 1800 059 059 FAX: 03 5333 7141
-- To provide support and information to carers.
-- To assist with planning respite which maximizes the benefits to the carer and the person being cared for.
-- To maintain the quality of life for the carer, the person being cared for and their family.
-- To link carers with local support services and support groups.
-- To enable carers to continue in their caring role.
-- To contribute to a better understanding of the importance of the carer and the significance of the caring role.
9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Mon - Fri, for inquiries. 1800 059 059 available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Postal Address: PO Box 199, Ballarat 3353.