The Respite Connections disability team operates in the Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne, providing expert and local advice, support in times of crisis, and the tools you need to plan for the future.
You can access Respite Connections disability services if you:
If you are caring for somebody aged 65 or older you may be able to access our aged care services.
If you live in a local government area not covered by us you may be able to use similar services provided by one of the other respite and carer support organisations across Victoria.
We work hard to raise the profile of caring families in the West, partnering with other organisations to help them to develop services that are sensitive to the needs of people who are disabled or have a chronic illness and to the needs of the families that care for them.
Many older families have been caring for a son or daughter with a disability over many years without using formal respite services. They are concerned about what will happen in the future.
Our older family support and planning program can provide specialised support and advice if you:
Freecall 1800 052 222 anywhere in the Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne (free call from landlines, mobile calls at mobile rates). Our staff can assess your eligibility and make a direct referral.
You can also ask your GP, case manager or support worker to make a referral with your consent.