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National Respite for Carers Program


Over 600 community-based respite services are delivered to carers and the people they care for in a variety of settings, including homes, day centres, host families and residential overnight cottages. Information about respite services in your local area can be obtained by phoning Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on free call 1800 052 222* during business hours or, for emergency respite support outside standard business hours, free call 1800 059 059



Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres


Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are information centres for older people, people with disabilities and those who provide care and services. Centres provide free and confidential information on community aged care, disability and other support services available locally, interstate or anywhere within Australia.



Home and Community Care (HACC) - Better Health Channel

Home and Community Care (HACC) is a joint Commonwealth/ State Government program which provides services to support frail elderly people, younger people with disabilities living at home or in the community and their carers. Services provided may include housekeeping, home maintenance, personal care, nursing care and transport. HACC services can also provide respite care to give carers a break.








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