The Respite Connections aged care 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.
We understand what caring families are going through and can help you to evaluate your situation and link up to the local services and supports that best meet your needs.
You can access our aged care services if you:
We prioritise carers with few or limited formal supports.
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 aged and to the needs of the families that care for them.
Many carers find it difficult to balance paid employment with their caring responsibilities.
The Respite Connections Carers@Work program helps you to stay in or look for paid employment by arranging flexible respite options for the person you support. We can provide specialised advice if you:
Read our factsheet to find out more.
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.
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