Carer Support Services

 

The Carer Support Services program operates throughout the West Hume region comprising the City of Greater Shepparton and the Shires of Moira, Strathbogie, Mitchell & Murrindindi.

 

The service essentially aims to support carers through the provision of short-term respite, information and support.

 

For the purpose of the program a Carer is defined as a person who voluntarily cares for a person who is frail aged or has a permanent and ongoing disability or mental illness.

 

While flexible responses are implemented following individual case assessment, Carer Support Services provided via this program may include:

 

  • Short term in and out of home respite
  • Short term provision of meals, home care or personal care
  • Provision of information regarding local service availability and specific health, ageing or disability issues
  • Information and linkages with self-help, community support groups or day programs
  • Communication equipment for the frail aged

 

Specific programs that are coordinated through FamilyCare Carer Support Services are listed to the right:

Services List


 

Support for Carers Program – Aged

 

DHS Disability Respite

 

Employed Carers Program

 

Flexible Service Response (Hospital to Home)