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Useful links – Respite options

External page link Carers NSW

Provide services like counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training. As a peak body for carers they also promote the recognition of carers to governments, businesses and the wider public.

External page link Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway will help connect carers with a new Australia-wide network of carer support service providers. They will talk with carers about what they need and assist them to find local services that can support carers to take a break, plan for emergencies and access a range of other support services to help make life easier.

External page link Disability and Carers

The Department of Social Services (DSS) website provides information and links to a range of different programs and services available to support for people with disability and carers to improve their independence and participation in community and economic life.

External page link myagedcare

An Australian Government website to help you navigate the aged care system. Providing easy access to a full range of aged care services. The website is complemented by a national contact centre. For information for you, a family member, friend or someone you care for contact MyAgedCare 1800 200 422 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Saturdays 10am to 2pm. The contact centre is unavailable on Sundays and national public holidays.

External page link Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia is the peak body providing support and advocacy for the 245,400 Australians living with dementia.

External page link Commonwealth Ombudsman

Considers and investigates complaints from people who believe they have been treated unfairly or unreasonably by an Australian Government department or agency.

External page link COTA

COTA Australia is the peak national organisation for older Australians with a focus on rights, needs and interests of older Australians in addition to related policy issues.

External page link Veterans’ Affairs Network

(DVA) is an Australian Government agency that provides support and information for veterans and their dependants, Australian Defence Force personnel, war widows/widowers, members of the Australian Federal Police, and students, teachers and historians.

Internal page Carer Support Central Coast

The Carer Support Unit is dedicated to promoting carers as valued and respected partners in care providing timely and accurate information to enhance carer knowledge and wellbeing and educating and supporting health staff to identify and consult with carers and recognise carer expertise.

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