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Latrobe Community Health Service gives carers the chance to take a short break from their role by taking on caring duties and providing opportunities to rest, socialise and recharge their batteries.
Very Special Kids provides counselling and support services to families caring for a child diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. Following the death of a child families are supported through the bereavement support program. The organisation also operates Very Special Kids House an eight bed children’s hospice, providing planned and emergency respite and end-of-life care.
For Gippsland residents, you can also directly contact the regional office in Traralgon on 03 5174 9279 and ask to speak to Maria Bradford.
Carer Gateway is a great place to start for support and services. It is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services
CareSearch is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and is a good starting point for information for patients and families on palliative care, resources and finding services across Australia.
Alzheimer’s Australia champions the needs of people living with dementia, and their families and carers. As the peak body and charity for all types of dementia, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information.
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is a not for profit organisation established to provide a range of education, counselling, research and clinical services for those working in and affected by experiences of grief and bereavement.
Carer Gateway is a great place to start for support and services. It is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.
Carers Victoria provides advice, information and support for carers to improve their health, wellbeing, capacity, financial security and resilience. Information sessions for carers and service providers are held regularly throughout the state including in Gippsland.
I’m a carer provides information about helping someone close to you living with a life limiting illness. There are many resources that you can download.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia is the Peak body of the State MND Associations and was formed in 1991 in response to the increasing number of people (and their families and carers) living with MND in Australia.
Understanding the Palliative care journey has been designed by VACCHO to provide generalist information in assisting and gaining an understanding of what this palliative care ‘journey’ may hold for Aboriginal people
In this guide you will find stories about carers and their experiences of respite care, as well as advice and tips to
help you make the most of your respite experience.
The Victorian State Governments Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.
Financial / Legal
A collaboration between the government, businesses and the community, the Carer Card Program has a wide range of discounts and benefits on offer from businesses, the local government and community organisations including free public transport.
The Australian Government provide payments to people who provide daily care to someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged
As a carer, it’s important to know your legal rights and protections. There are a range of supports and services that can help you on this site