The Respite Connections young carer team can help if you are at risk of leaving school or a vocational training program early because of your caring responsibilities.
You may frequently miss school or not have time to finish homework. You may feel distracted or unconnected with your teachers and other students. You may even be considering leaving school because you find it hard to cope.
You can access our young carer services if you:
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.
The Respite Connections young carer program operates in the Western Metropolitan region of Melbourne providing support when you need it and the skills you need to help you to cope with your caring responsibilities.
We can help 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.
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