Support for Carers

A carer is a person who, through family relationship or friendship, looks after a frail older person or someone with a disability or chronic illness. Carers look after these people in the community or in their own homes.

Caring for someone full-time is physically and emotionally demanding and from time to time carers need to be able to take breaks from their caring roles. These breaks are referred to as 'respite'.

West Wimmera Health Service provides support for carers through the Federal Government-funded National Respite for Carers Program.

Those caring for someone with a disability may also be eligible for respite funding through other government-funded programs.

To learn more click here or contact the Executive Director of Clinical Services on (03) 5391 4222.