Respite

Carer Gateway
The Australian Government is rolling out a range of new early-intervention services and supports for carers. These new services have been designed based on evidence that shows the best way to help carers is to help them early in their caring role, increase their skills and reduce the strain of caring.
These new services can help you get the support you need before reaching crisis point.
· Peer support to assist you to connect with and learn from other carers. This online community forum will help carers share their stories, knowledge and experience with others.
· Self-guided coaching to support and teach you skills useful to your caring situation. The coaching modules will cover a range of topics and can be completed at your own pace online.
· A new phone-based counselling service to provide short term emotional and psychological support.
· Practical skills courses to improve your general skills and knowledge are being gradually rolled out. You can explore the first module, Dealing with stress
Tel: 1800 422 737
Web: www.carergateway.gov.au
Carer Gateway provides a range of information that can help carers in their role, from practical advice and resources, to help finding support services.

LINC CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program)
Overnight Dementia Care
1 Padley Street
Tel: 6352 2077 for general enquires
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: linc@linc.org.au
Web: https://linc.org.au/
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Overnight care in a homely environment for people who have memory loss. The cottage has a maximum of two visitors per night and experienced staff members provide individualised care. ACAT assessment of Dementia/Alzheimer’s is required for attendance. Contact 0409 522 232 or 6352 3360 for further information. A fee is charged for the service.

LINC Disability Services Group & Individual Support – 24 hours 7 days a week
1 Padley St, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Web: www.linc.org.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

LiveBetter Community Services
1 Ordnance Avenue Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 1800 580 580
Email: info@livebetter.org.au
AGED
v  Support Coordination
v  Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre
v  DETC
v  Employed Carers
v  Mental Health Respite
v  RRBS
v  Young Carers
OTHER SERVICES
v  Home Modifications
v  Community Transport

UnitingCare
94 Main St, Lithgow 2790
2/31 Railway Parade, Lithgow 2790
166 Howick Street, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6351 4887
Office hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Email: manager@ucl.com.au
NDIS Registered provider offering:
v  Plan Management
v  Support Coordination
v  Community and recreational activities
v  Skill building
v  Assistance to access employment
v  Assistance at home
v  Respite/short term accommodation
v  Support for Long-term Accommodation options and opportunities
v  Transport
We also offer support to people who are older living at home including:
v  Access to the community
v  Social support groups
v  Assistance at home with housework and daily living
v  Assistance to access appointments
v  Short term accommodation/respite care