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Shop 5, Park Lane
Merimbula
New South Wales
2548

Respite Care Bega Valley

Our Respite Services

What is Respite?

Respite is a break from the responsibility of looking after someone who has a disability. It may be for a few hours a day, a night or maybe longer. If you are a carer, making time for yourself is important for your own health and wellbeing.

Who can use the service?
The service is available to families and carers who live in or are visiting the Bega Valley Shire who are caring for a person with a disability aged between 0 and 65 years.

How does the service work?
The service is managed by a committee of management. The day to day running of the service is carried out by the Service Manager, the Care Planner, and a Financial Administrative Officer.

What types of respite care are available?

Host Family:
For people between the ages of 0 to 65. The person spends time with a carefully matched volunteer family.
This program is funded by New South Wales Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care through the Home & Community Care Program (HACC).
 
Peer Support (Southern Fun Club):
Designed for our clients 18 years and above who participate in chosen activities,like dances, theatre outings, picnics etc. with the support of a care worker.
This program is funded by National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP), a Federal Government Program.
 
Respite Holiday House Accommodation:
With the assistance of a Government grant, the organisation purchased a holiday house in Merimbula. This house is used during the school holidays for children aged 12-18 who stay with a carer(s) and are involved in various holiday activities arounfd the area. The holiday house is available for rent to families outside of the school holidays at very reasonable rates.
This program is funded by New South Wales Strategic Policy, Planning and Funding Directorate of the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) through the Disability Services Program (DSP).
 
Flexible Respite:
Children and adults with high support needs cared for by trained carers in a variety of settings both in-home or out-of-home, dependent on your needs.
This program is funded by New South Wales Strategic Policy, Planning and Funding Directorate of the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) through the Disability Services Program (DSP).

Ageing Carers Packages: 
These provide a range of tailored support to meet the individual needs, of Ageing Carers who are caring for a person who has a disability, who are living in the Southern Highlands region.
This program is funded by New South Wales Strategic Policy, Planning and Funding Directorate of the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) through the Disability Services Program (DSP) for carers over 65 years or indigenous people over 45 years, caring for a person with a disability.

 



 


  • In-home personal care
  • Respite and support
  • Skills development
  • Social development

  • Complex support
  • High and complex support
  • High and low support
  • Low and complex support

  • Administration
  • Community Care Worker
  • Coordinator
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Family Worker
  • Frontline Professional
  • Frontline Support
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Transport and Facilities
  • Volunteer