Respite is a break from the responsibility of looking after someone.
It may be for a few hours, a day, a night or even weeks. Respite is a
way of relieving the stress of being a carer. If you are a carer, making
time for yourself is important for your own health and well being.
Carers look after family members or friends who are frail aged, have a
disability, chronic condition or mental health disorder. Caring can be
rewarding but also exhausting, so carers need to take a break.
Respite can happen in a variety of settings that suit the carer and the person being supported.
What can we offer you?
The Northern Sydney Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre can provide you with:
- Information and advice about your respite options
- Help with organising emergency, short term or planned respite
- Assistance with meeting the cost of respite if required
- 24 hour respite service in times of crisis or emergency
- Provision of information on residential respite, including respite vacancies in hostels and nursing homes
- Links with carer support groups, and other services that support carers in their caring role
- Indirect respite services such as provision of transport, hire of
equipment, and minor home modifications may be available for carers
under certain circumstances.
If you live in the local government areas of Hornsby, Hunters Hill,
Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney, Pittwater, Ryde,
Warringah or Willoughby we can assist you!
Call Northern Sydney Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre on:
1800 052 222