Type of care
This is a type of short-term care. This is a service that helps to give you or your carer a break.
How it could help
- Centre-based respite that enables you to talk and interact with other people at a day centre, club, cottage or residential setting – during the day or overnight
- Flexible respite – A paid carer coming to your home so your usual carer can take a short break
How would I get this service?
Depending on your eligibility, it can be provided:
- on its own, through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme, or
- with other services, as part of a Home Care Package.
If you need emergency respite, contact Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737.
To find out what services you are eligible for, you will need to be assessed.Apply for an assessment