Help for Carers  

Information, Links to Services, Peer Support, Mentoring and Advocacy is offered by Gippsland Carers Committee members and Staff - we are as close as your telephone, sent a message to us  by using our Contact Us Tab on the Main Menu of our website or you can visit us at:

Carers Place -185 Commercial Rd, Morwell - Open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  from  9.00am- 4.00pm - Phone: 03 5133-3343.  Carers Place is wheelchair accessible. No appointment necessary, pop in for a chat or a cuppa.

Carer Support Groups  are now held at Morwell, monthly on the First Wednesday of each month... and Warragul Fourth Wednesday of each month.... from 10am - 12 noon: check for details by phoning Carers Place during open hours. Call us on 035133 3343 to talk to Lorraine, our Carer Mentor, if you would like to join in.

 

Respite

National Respite for Carers Program - in your region 1800 052 222 -Emergency respite – Outside Business Hours – 1800 059 059 -www.commcarelink.health.gov.au

DHS Disability Services -Intake and Response 1800 783 783

Respite Victoria  http://www.respitevictoria.org.au/  

Services and Support

Carers Victoria Services & Supports - control/click on   http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/advice/services-supports

Victorian Government Carers Card – free discount & benefits card for unpaid primary carers in Victoria application forms available through: DHS telephone Carer Card Information Line 1800 901 958 or online at www.carercard.vic.gov.au

Victorian Centrelink Offices-Disability, Sickness and Carers Line – 13 27 17-http://centrelink.findnearest.com.au/findnearest.asp?groupid=931

Centrelink Carers Webpage -  http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/individuals/carer_index.htm?OpenDocument&nav=footer 

 National Continence Helpline – 1800330 066 – www.continence.org.au 

Lifeline Information Service – Your mental Health and self-help resource - 131 114  www.lifeline.org.au

Aged Care Info Line – 1800 500 853 -  www.health.gov.au

Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme-1800 550 552- www.agedcareaustralia.gov.au  

Home and Community Care [HACC] Program in Gippsland

The Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic support services to frail older people and people with disabilities who are experiencing difficulties in managing daily tasks but who wish to continue living at home. The Program also supports their carers and families.

Latrobe City Council – Aged and Disability Services 1300 367 700

South Gippsland Shire Council – Aged and Disability Services 5662 9370

Baw Baw Shire Council – Aged and Disability Services 5624 2411

Central Gippsland Health Service (Wellington Shire area) 5143 8600

Bass Coast Shire Council - 1300 226 278

Gippsland Lakes Community Health (East Gippsland area) 5155 8300

For more information about HACC services go to:http://www.health.vic.gov.au/hacc/hacc_victoria 

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