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Disability Care

Services

Emergency Respite

Carer Gateway, Emergency respite & After Hours Support

24 hours/ 7 days
1800 422 737

Home and Community Care (HACC)

Southern Grampians Shire Council

(03) 5573 0444
111 Brown St, Hamilton VIC 3300

Glenelg Shire Council

Cliff Street,
Portland, VIC 3305
Phone: 5522 2200
Email: HACCEnquiries@glenelg.vic.gov.au
Website: www.glenelg.vic.gov.au

South West Regional

Barwon Health Carer Support (South West)

Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm
(03) 4215 7600

Carer Gateway (South West)

Mon – Fri 8.00am – 5.00pm
1800 422 737

Warrnambool

Mpower Inc

71 Koroit St., Warrnambool
Phone: 5561 8111
Email: admin@mpower.org.au
Website: www.mpower.org.au

Lyndoch Living Inc

10 Hopkins Rd., Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5561 9300

South West Carer Respite Program

(03) 5559 4800

Wellways (Warrnambool)

505 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 4333 0251

Brophy Family and Youth Services (Warrnambool)

210 Timor Street, WARRNAMBOOL, VIC, 3280
Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
(03) 5561 8888

Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative (Warrnambool Office)

Kepler St., Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5559 1234

genU Karingal St Laurence

166c Koroit St., Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5564 9200

Gateways Support Services Warrnambool

171 Lava Street, Warrnambool Victoria 3280
(03) 5562 8271

WDEA Enterprises

11 Albert St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5564 5200

Glenelg Community Residential Services

109 Lava St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5561 9444

Southwest Advocacy Association Incorporated

45 Hider St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5561 4584

Southern Stay Disability Services (Warrnambool)

181 Fairy Street, WARRNAMBOOL, VIC, 3280
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm
(03) 5564 3444

Mackillop Family Services

202 Lava St., Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5500 2000

South West Sport

34 Koroit Street, Warrnambool VIC 3280
Phone: (03) 5561 1689
Website: https://southwestsport.com.au

Corangamite

Wellways (Portland)

18 Wellington Rd., Portland VIC 3305
(03) 4333 0251

Cooinda (Terang)

35 Dow St, Terang Victoria 3264
Phone: (03) 5592 1533
Email: administration@cooindaterang.org.au
Website: https://cooindaterang.org.au

Glenelg Shire

Kyeema Support Services

50 Lalor St., Portland VIC 3305
Phone: (03) 5523 5999
Email: admin@kyeema.com.au
Website: https://kyeema.com.au

Wellways (Portland)

18 Wellington Rd., Portland VIC 3305
(03) 4333 0251

Southern Grampians

Wellways (Hamilton)

Room 14, Mary Knoll Centre
7-15 Clarendon St., Hamilton VIC 3300
(03) 4333 0251

Mulleraterong Centre Inc

Alexandra Parade, Hamilton, VIC 3300
Mon-Thurs 9 - 4, Fri 9 - 3
Phone: (03) 5572 4307
Website: www.mulleraterong.com.au

Mackillop Family Services

202 Lava St., Warrnambool VIC 3280
(03) 5500 2000

Southern Stay Disability Services (Hamilton)

46 Brown St., Hamilton VIC 3300
Mon – Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
Phone: (03) 5572 1028
Website: https://southernstay.org.au

OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE

There are many other services available to support Carers of a person with a disability including;

Carer Support

Advocacy

Information Services

Transport

Alcohol, Drugs & Gambling Services

Health Services

Support Groups

Counselling Services

Employment, Education & Training Services

Financial& Legal Services

Housing Services

Aids & Equipment

Contact

For support and referral information please contact

Carer Gateway (South West)

Mon – Fri 8.00am – 5.00pm
1800 422 737

Are you a carer?

A Carer is a family member or friend who provides ongoing unpaid care to a person who is frail aged, has dementia, a disability, is palliative or has a mental illness.

What is Respite? / Why is Respite important?

Respite provides an opportunity for Carers to have a “timeout” from their usual caring role and focus on their wellbeing.

Respite care may also assist the cared for in exploring different options and opportunities within the community.

Respite helps maintain a positive relationship between the Carer (family, friend, neighbour) and the individual which they care.

What options are available for Carers of People living with Disability?

After School Care
Programs running outside of school hours for children with a disability aged 6-18 years old.

School Holiday Programs
Children’s programs run specifically throughout the school holidays.

Community Activities
Participation in mainstream community activities, including volunteering, local men’s shed, attending local cultural activities and functions.

Recreational Activities
Participation in a diverse range of recreational activities, such as photography, drama, discos, sport, bowling, swimming or yoga.

Camps, Holidays or Weekends Away
Attendance at camps, holidays or weekends away.

Facility-Based Overnight Stays
Staying overnight in a residential facility.

Other Supported Overnight Stays
Staying in a non-facility supported environment. This flexible option is neither a home nor facility-based stay and maybe where a person receives support funds towards a stay at an accessible motel or caravan park.

Social Groups and Evening Activities
Participation in social groups or activities that take place outside the home.

In-home Support
A type of support in a person’s home which can include active overnight support.