Carer Support Services

Carer Support Services helps carers with support to remain in their caring role by assisting with respite, referrals and provision of information about community care, aged care, disability and other related services.

What we do

  • Individual and emergency respite planning and planning for the future
  • Respite co-ordination
  • Residential respite information, planning and bookings
  • Someone to talk things over with
  • Advocacy support on behalf of carers
  • Referrals to other health and community services, including counselling services
  • Access to social and community activities and support

Who we care for

Individual carers and carer support groups, from Mildura to Gisborne

How to access this service

Anyone can phone the service for information and support.

Commonly asked questions

What does respite mean?

Taking a break from your caring duties. It is intended to relieve the pressure of caring, providing carers with time to themselves.
Respite happens when someone else takes over the caring role for a short period of time.

Bendigo Hospital

Access via Mercy Street

Location

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

03 5454 7719

How to refer your patient

Bendigo Health Referral Centre

Contacting CSS 03 5454 7719 or 1800 068 978 via duty worker

Our Service

Carer Support Services provides carers with support to remain in their caring role by assisting with respite, referrals and provision of information about community care, aged care, disability and other related services.

  • Individual and emergency respite planning and goal-directed care planning
  • Respite co-ordination
  • Residential respite information, planning and bookings
  • Someone to talk things over with
  • Advocacy support on carers’ behalf
  • Referrals to other health and community services, including counselling services
  • Access to social and community activities and support
  • Community development and capacity building

Bendigo Hospital

Access via Mercy Street

Location

100 Barnard Street, Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Phone

03 5454 7719