you know any CARERS? Or are you working with any CARERS?
Carers are people who
provide unpaid work/support to a family member or friend with
a disability, mental illness, frail aged, chronic illness or those
who need palliative care.
Carers may or may not
be receiving Centrelink benefit, this does not affect eligibility.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (SH CRCC) provides support
for carers with;
Respite – 1800 052 222 is available 24hrs, 7 days a week.
For example, should a carer become ill during the night or admitted
to go to hospital, carers can feel at ease knowing that they can
phone SH CRCC at 3am if necessary.
· Short Term
Some of the types of
supports, but not limited to, are;
to medical appointments
in an aged care facility
that are relevant to caring role i.e. first aid
to assist in performing caring role
As every care situation
is different, we aim to be as flexible as possible to find the
respite arrangement that works best for you and your family. We
aim to support the diversity of different family needs.
If possible, we encourage
carers to register prior to needing assistance.
If you have any enquiries,
please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 052 222 or email