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Carers and Respite

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Alfred Health Carer Services

Alfred Health Carer Services provides free information and support to carers who live in Melbourne’s southern metropolitan region.  This includes local government areas of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Bayside, Kingston, Greater Dandenong, Casey, Frankston, Cardinia Shire and the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Services available

We provide Carer Gateway (Commonwealth-funded) and Support for Carers (State-funded) services:

  • support for carers to focus on their own needs and personal goals
  • information and assistance to connect carers with the right support services
  • support to access respite and equipment
  • carer coaching
  • facilitated peer to peer support to enhance carer wellbeing
  • events for carers focusing on education, peer support and social connection

We also provide respite services, resources and supported activities for older people with care needs, and their carers, via the Commonwealth Home Support Program.  Fees apply for this program.

Contact Details

Carer Gateway

  • For Emergency Respite and after hours support
  • PH 1800 422 737 

www.carergateway.gov.au has many online options to help reduce the strain of caring. These include peer support, self-guided coaching, phone-based counselling and practical skills courses.


Advanced Care Planning (ACP)

Click here for consumer information about Advance Care Planning