Respite helps carers and their family find a balance between caring for others and caring for themselves.
What is Respite?
Respite is when carers are given the opportunity of a break from their usual caring role and duties. The tasks associated with their caring role are temporarily provided by someone else.
Respite provides time-out for both carers and the person they care for.
Some common types of respite support are:
- Planned Respite
- Emergency Respite
- In Home
- Day Programs
- Recreation Based
- Carer Retreats
The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre can help carers choose from the options available in their region, planning flexible short or long term respite that best meets the needs of the carer their family and the person they care for.
They may also be able to help organise bookings and find out if financial assistance is available to help cover any cost.
For more information
For more information about the options and services available in your area, contact the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre.
Freecall 1800 052 222
Or contact Carers WA: 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) 8.30am – 4.30pm