Respite Care Support

This service is designed to provide opportunities for carers to take a break from their usual role of caring for frail older people, people with a disability or to the families of younger people with a disability. Respite care support can be provided in a person's home or in the community.

Respite care may be:

  • Planned regular respite
  • Occasional respite

For more information about this service, please call the Aged and Disability Support Service Intake Officer on 9840 9700 or email intake@manningham.vic.gov.au.

Carer Support Groups

Carers include individuals who are caring for others with a disability, or who is frail or aged. The Senior Carers Support Group and the Chinese Carers Support Group provide an opportunity for carers to get together, share ideas, experiences, information and concerns about their caring role. The groups meet monthly and are supported by a facilitator.

The Senior Carers Support Group caters to carers aged over 60 years and the Chinese Carers Support Group can be partners or family members who live, work or have a care recipient who attends school or a day program in Manningham.

For more information about this service, please call Aged and Disability Support Service on 9840 9700.