The Commonwealth Home Support Program, funded by the Commonwealth Government, enables Astley Care to provide respite care and other support options to carers and the people for whom they care. Respite helps carers take a short break from their caring role. The respite can work in several ways; depending on your requirements and circumstances, we work with you to ensure the support offered meets you and your loved one’s needs.
Our highly trained staff will provide respite in your own home or take the person you care for on an outing to give you some time to yourself. Astley Care has Day Clubs, which operate six days a week; we will take care of your loved one so that you can plan other activities.
Our innovative Evening Club, held each Thursday, enables you to bring the person you care for along with you, or they can attend by themselves. These groups help carers establish new friendships with people in similar circumstances, learn about other services that may assist them, or simply provide the space to relax and have a few laughs. The evening includes dinner and activities, including games, puzzles, movie nights, guest speakers and entertainers, with an outing to another venue organised once a month.
To find out more about how our respite service can support you, please call us on 6500 8200.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health