Sometimes, for various reasons, children, young people and adults with an intellectual disability are unable to live with their birth family.
If you become a carer with Homelink SA, you can provide a safe and friendly home environment on a respite basis, as well as help people to develop greater independence and community living skills.
Our carers provide support with:
- personal care
- meal preparation
- accessing the community
- pursuing interests.
As a carer, you will be a paid contractor, remunerated in line with the level of support you provide. Contracted carers may be single adults, couples or families who wish to share their home and their lives with someone in need. To become a carer you will need to undertake the required government and Homelink SA screening and induction processes.
You may choose to care for someone on a respite or shared-care basis. Young people will have high to low support needs.
This service is available throughout South Australia and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.