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The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre / CarerLinks North are three co-located services providing free information and assistance to carers and the broader community in the Northern Metropolitan sub-region of Melbourne (which includes the municipalities of Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra). These services are:
The focus of our respite services are to support carers in their caring role, while Carelink is an information service aimed at helping people live independently at home.
The services include:
Who are Carers?
Carers are family members and friends who look after someone who is frail aged, has an ongoing disability or a chronic or mental illness. The person they care for has difficulty managing at home or in the community without assistance.
Why is respite important?
Carers are often on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They need time out to attend to other matters, other family members and above all, have time for themselves. Respite can reduce the stress of caring and assist carers to look after their own health and wellbeing. Respite is most successful when it provides carers with a break as well as providing the person being cared for with a positive experience. Carers can relax if they know that the person they care for is well looked after and happy.
Commonwealth Carelink Centres aim to help you live independently in your own home. Anyone who needs information about community aged care, disability and other support services can call us on 1800 052 222. We can provide advice on;
Methods of Referral
We accept self-referrals and referrals from Service Providers. Referrals can be made by:
Confidential Referral Cover Sheet
Consumer Consent to Share Information
Functional Assessment Summary
Summary and Referral Information
In addition please include:
If you have any queries regarding these forms please call our Information and Response on (03) 94952500.
Any carer living in the Northern Metropolitan Region, which includes the municipalities of Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Yarra, Nillumbik, Hume and Whittlesea. Carers can be parents, partners, spouses, children or friends who provide support for people who are aged, disabled or chronically ill.
Provides services to address and manage health and wellbeing.
Aiming to keep people active and healthy as well as provide treatment and advice to help...
Support for the frail and aged in the local community.
Support to help people with disabilities live independently.