Each region in Australia has a Carer Gateway service provider. This means that the person you talk to knows what support and services are available in the area.
‘Respite’ means taking a break. When you are a carer, it’s important to regularly take time for yourself to rest and recharge. If you need a break, respite care services can look after the person you care for.
It's a good idea to find out more about respite services so you can plan breaks, and so you know what to do to get respite care in an emergency.