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REDHS Secures Additional Funding for Carer Respite

REDHS has been successful in receiving funding for additional respite for carers in our local community.

CEO Karen Laing, stated “it is great to be able to recognise the carers in our local community who do an amazing job providing vital support and care to their loved ones and family members. “

“This funding will provide additional hours of respite for carers in flexible and innovative ways” added Susannah Hargreaves, Community Care Manager. “Sometimes we all need a break. As a carer, or a person being cared for, a short break is essential to relieve stress and provide an opportunity to recharge. This could be for a few hours at your home, a day out in the community, or a short stay in our aged care facility.” she added.

Eligible people can access up to 20 hours of subsidised respite care each financial year. This includes both planned and emergency residential respite care.

REDHS respite care can include:

  • Short term stays and emergency stays at REDHS Yalukang Aged Care
  • Short term restorative care with individualised plans
  • Community respite – available during the day or for the weekend. e.g. social support programs, outings/social activities with a trained REDHS staff member
  • In home support – home based care provided by REDHS staff; and
  • Transition Care – offers support following a hospital stay, assisting in recovery and regaining independence. Transition care is tailored to individual care needs, and can be delivered in your own home, or in our Yalukang aged care facility or a combination of these.

REDHS is one of 55 projects that will receive funding from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing, which aims to offer additional respite, employment and training opportunities for carers, supporting their vital roles of caring for vulnerable loved ones.

For more information please call our Intake officer on (03) 5484 4465.