Caring for a person living with severe or profound disability can be challenging.
We can support you if you are caring for a friend or family member and would like some support, advice, or time to look after yourself.
Respite support for carers of younger people with disabilities
We offer tailored information and advice about the support for carers and the people they care for to maintain relationships and support wellbeing.Read more
Our services include:
- carer support and respite planning
- coordinating respite services with local service providers
- assessment and custom planning for short- and long-term care needs
- referral to services for ongoing or other support
- short-term, emergency and occasional respite for carers
- emergency planning for crisis situations
- after-hours response in an emergency or crisis situation.
We recognise that every carer has a unique situation. We invite you to contact us to discuss how we may be able to respond to your individual needs.
This service operates across the north and west country region of South Australia. Planned support and information is available during business hours.
After-hours emergency and crisis respite support is available by phoning 1800 052 222.
In-home and community-based support – Take Five
Take Five supports people in Adelaide living with disability, as well as provides respite for carers. We will work with you to meet your needs and support your goals.Read more
We can offer regular individual or group support, and the chance to socialise with people in the community.
One-to-one support can assist you to:
- maintain or gain independence such as going shopping and attending appointments.
- attend community groups
- attend a course or do volunteering.
Through group sessions, you can meet people who may share a similar experience or interests, as well as discover new interests.
Our groups use community centres or meet regularly in the community. Group participants decide the activities and we can support you with travel arrangements.
To find out how we can support you or your friends or family, please call us on (08) 8202 5291 (between 8am and 5pm) or via email.
Young Carers Respite
If you are a young person caring for someone at home, juggling school, work and caring responsibilities can be difficult.
Our Young Carers Respite program can help you manage your caring role while you complete secondary or vocational education.Read more
This service helps school-aged young carers to access flexible respite options and age-appropriate support. We recognise that every young carer has a unique situation, so we invite you and your family to contact us to discuss how we may be able to best support you.
We can help with:
- support and respite planning tailored to you, and coordinating respite services
- assessment and care planning to meet your short- and long-term needs
- referral to other relevant services
- information and access to related activities in your community
- emergency planning
- after-hours support in emergency or crisis situations.
The service is available for all young carers up to and including 25 years of age. It operates across the north and west country regions of South Australia.
Planned support and information is available during business hours. We can provide after-hours emergency and crisis respite support – phone 1800 052 222.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
Do you care for an older person and/or for someone living with a disability?
Caring can be challenging and there may be times when you need a break. Our Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre provides support, respite and advice.Read more
The right support, when you need it
Respite can give you time to do everyday tasks, and to support your own physical and mental health. We offer regular, occasional or crisis respite care for the person you care for, and support them to take part in enjoyable activities from your home, in the community or from our offices.
We can also help you to work out what support you need, and where you can find this within your community.
The service operates in the Barossa, mid and far north regions, Eyre Peninsula and Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
This service is funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing.
Respite Care in Rural Areas
It can be hard to find respite if you are a carer living in a rural or remote area.
Our respite services can help. We provide regular and ongoing respite in regions where no other suitable service is available, and can arrange respite for emergency situations.Read more
You can take regular, planned breaks while we support the person you care for at home or in community-based activities. This can give them the opportunity to meet others in the area and explore their interests.
Support can be:
- one-to-one in the carer’s home (In-home Respite)
- one-to-one at a community-based activity (Community Access Individual)
- one-to-two or more at a community-based activity (Community Access Group)
- in activity groups (Centre-based Day Respite – available in Tanunda, Port Augusta, Arno Bay, Smoky Bay, Port Neill, Tumby Bay and Port Lincoln).
This service is for carers of frail, older people, and of people with dementia and/or challenging behaviours. We can also provide some assistance to carers of younger people with disabilities.
We offer respite services in the north and west country regions of South Australia, while in-home and one-to-one Community Access Respite is available in the south-east country.
Trained staff, or staff from approved agencies, can provide this service during business hours, after hours and on weekends.
The service is funded through the Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services.
Mental Health Respite: Carer support
If you are caring for a person with a severe mental illness or intellectual disability, you may need respite and support from time to time.Read more
We offer flexible options for carers of people with severe mental illness or living with an intellectual disability, including:
- a ‘one-stop’ service for information about respite
- assessment of your needs
- coordinating respite services
- care planning
- referral to other useful services
- social and recreational activities
- short-term, emergency and occasional respite
- emergency planning for crisis situations.
We operate across the north and west country region of South Australia within business hours. After-hours emergency respite support and advice is available by phoning 1800 052 222.
Our staff coordinate support services, while respite, social activities and educational services are either purchased through approved agencies or provided by our trained staff.