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Social support and recreational activities for people aged 50 years and over. Indooor bowls, card games, social days, bingo, billiards and bus trips.

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Short term option - not a 24 hour medical emergency service. On call service available after hours. In home or residential respite. Provides flexible packages of care to meet the needs of primary carers, people within the target group. Emergency short term, in home relief at times of crisis or urgency. Assistance may be in home or in the community.

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Short term option - not a 24 hour medical emergency service. On call service available after hours. In home or residential respite. Provides flexible packages of care to meet the needs of primary carers, people within the target group. Emergency short term, in home relief at times of crisis or urgency. Assistance may be in home or in the community.

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Can help organise respite, after hours care in times of crisis or emergency, access respite in nursing homes or hostels, lend an ear to listen to you, assist with the cost of respite when needed and referral to other services for ongoing support. Also Ageing Carers of People with a Disability Project, Mental Health Respite Program and Young Carers at risk program

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Information, advice and referral respite service incl emergency/short term. Assistance is prioritised

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Carer Links West provides information, support and assistance to Carers living in the Western Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.

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Wimmera UnitingCare

VIC, Australia

Services include Out of Home Care, Foster Care, Residential Care and Shared Family Care. Children�s Services, After School and Vacation Care, Centre Based Child Care, Family Day Care, Inclusion Support, In-Home Care, Kindergartens and Rural and Remote Child Care. Family Services, Gambler�s Help, Families and Schools Together , Counselling and Victims Assistance Program. Disability Services including Attendant Care, Community Living Support Program, Emergency After Hours Respite, Respite, Futures for Young Adults, Interchange, Parents Support Network and Support and Choice. Housing Services includes Emergency Supported Housing, Independent Living Units, Transitional and Long Term. Youth Services includes School Focused Service, Youth and Family Reconciliation and outreach services. Operates Fair-Dinkum Trading ­ buying and selling second hand goods on consignment. Offices are located in Stawell and Nhill with outreach services in Ararat and the Donald/Birchip areas.

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One on one support is provided to people with disabilities to maintain or improve their community access and quality of their lifestyle.

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Mobile in home respite; rural outreach respite; transition service to residential respite or permanency, community access respite, extended respite, centre based respite, home club, host family respite; telephone support and information

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Information, assistance and support in arranging respite care for carers of frail aged, dementia or physical or mental disability or terminally or chronically ill.Also delivering the Young Carer Program.

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The aim of the CCRC - Gippsland is to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships between carers & their dependent family members or friends by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support & those of the persons for whom they care. Priorities for the use of funding is to meet both emergency & planned respite needs.

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The aim of the CCRC Gippsland is to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring realtionships between carers and their dependant family members of friends by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support abd those of the person for whom they care. Priorities for the use of funding is to meet both emergency and planned respite needs.

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The aim of the CRCG is to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships between carers and their dependant family members or friends by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support and those of the person for whom they care. Priorities for the use of funding is to meet both emergency and planned respite care needs.

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The aim of the CRCG is to contribute to the support and maintenance of caring relationships between carers and their dependant family members or friends by facilitating access to information, respite care and other support and those of the person for whom they care. Priorities for the use of funding is to meet both emergency and planned respite needs.

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In home respite, recreational respite, group activities, individual activities and out of home respite, for people with a disability. Each family decides how they will use their package of funds to purchase respite e.g. a couple of hours each afternoon, a weekend off, or a holiday away. Initial assessment will be arranged. The Independent Allocations Committee meets every six months to allocate funding packages on Relative Needs of family and client. Other Sunnyfield Centres - Lisarow Day Service ph. 4329 4099 & Charmhaven Day Service ph. 4393 9344

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Provides planned respite for carers of people with a disability, frail older people or people with dementia. Support can take place in the home or in the community using a veriety of services and facilities. The respite can be flexibly tailored to meet the family's needs.

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This service provides in-home emergency respite when a critical incident has occurred and the carer is unable to care for the person they usually care for. Service is provided for a maximum of 72 hours. Telephone assessment. Emergency care plans are encouraged. Purchases staff from nursing services where required.

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Respite is a break from the responsibility of looking after someone. The service can assist you by providing emergency and planned respite, information and links to existing respite networks within your local area. It can provide information and advice about respite options; provide financial assistance for respite when needed; work with carers to plan options which suit their needs and the needs of the person they care for; assist in identify gaps in service provision for carers; help carers establish carer support groups; provide training, information and support to carers within the region.

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Respite, companionship, personal shopping / transport, some food preparation and personal care provided in the Marrickville LGA. Services may be extended to other areas if purchased by other projects. There are sixteen languages spoken including: Arabic, Greek, Italian, Filipino, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Maltese, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Spanish. The organisation also sponsors 2 language specific support groups, which meet monthly, usually at St. Peters Town Hall: Portuguese Carers Group, Spanish Speaking Blind Group. There is a waiting period as at June 2006.

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The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre offers information and referral on all respite options and provision of planned short term respite or emergency unplanned respite via a brokerage model.

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Service is for carers of and people with disabilities (usually with high support needs) aged 16-65 years, living in Darwin, Palmerston and surrounding areas.

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Respite for carers of: Frail aged over 65 or 50 ATSI and Young people with disabilities who are aged over 18 years of age who have a carer and who reside in Gosford or Wyong local government areas. Assessment for eligibility takes place, care plan is developed and services are monitored by a co-ordinator.

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Additional email address apearce@bendigohealth.org.au Bendigo Health Care Group, Child & Adolescent unit's Homecare program, in consultation with the Royal Childrens Hospital and local paediatricians can provide support and respite for families of children aged 0 - 18 years of age with complex medical needs in the home and community. Also training for schools/teachers/aides/carers for individual child's medical needs.

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The Carer Respite Program is aimed at providing practical assistance to informal or unpaid carers. This short term asistance can be in the form of in-home, out-of-home or residential respite. The CCRC can also assist in unplanned or emergency situations.

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Services include: Counselling, Disability Services, Family Day Care, Family Support, Housing Support, In-Home Childcare, Kids Becoming Champions and Victims Assistance Program. LGA: Casey; Cardinia; Dandenong.

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Programme aims at supporting young carers at risk of having their education disrupted or of prematurely leaving secondary or vocational education due to their caring role. It is primarily aimed at young carers 18 years and under, although information, referral and advice services are available to young carers up to and including 25 years. Young carer may be main or secondary provider of care.

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Young Carers at risk Program is aimed at young carers who are completing secondary education or vocational equivalent. The person is the primary carers to a parent, partner, child, relative or friend who has a disability, is frail aged or has a severe mental or physical condition. The aim is to provide respite to prevent the carer from leaving school earlier than planned due to their caring role.

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This program provides information, camps, workshops and support about respite options available to carers, which including regular respite during school term or additional respite for young carer to undertake activities such as study, exams, trainings or recreational activities.

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Residential respite provides temporary care for clients who intend to return to the community. The Residential Respite Booking Service provides information on the various care facilities, and processes the bookings. Residential Respite is available for up to 63 days in any financial year to people who have been assessed as eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and have a current ACAT approval for residential respite care. The booking service is free, however, there is a fee for each day of respite, currently $32.95 per day. Financial assistance may be available to clients who are unable to afford respite.

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Far West Family Day Care & In Home Care Services provide a flexible form of child care where care is provided in the childs home by an approved carer. Care is monitored and supported by an approved agency (Far West Family Day Care) to ensure quality outcome for children.

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The Aboriginal Flexible Respite Program in DADHC's Western Region helps Aboriginal families to continue caring for their family member with a disability. The program aims to provide culturally appropriate support to clients and their families. A funding package can be used to provide assitance for you, the person you care for or your family to continue caring for a person with a disability. Antyhing that will provide a rest from your caring responsibilities will be considered. It might be a short break each week for you, or a longer break for the whole family. The assistance might be regular in-home support or recreational activities for the person with a disability. The main purpose of the program is that you, as the carer, have some time out from your day to day responsibilities and have the opportunity to do something for yourself.

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