Respite

Home Services Respite

Respite

We understand that your health and wellbeing is essential in enabling you to care for someone else. Respite is designed to give you an opportunity to recharge and look after yourself whilst feeling assured that highly trained and caring staff are looking after your loved one.

If you’re a primary carer, our respite services can give you a break from your caring role and allow you some time out to attend to your other commitments. We’ll get to know your loved ones’ abilities and preferences and tailor our care to meet their needs so you can relax knowing that they are being well looked after.

Tailored respite options include in-home respite and overnight accommodation at our host family or rent a private accommodation for the client.

In-home respite
One of our highly trained support workers can visit your home to provide care to your loved one, while you enjoy some planned ‘time out’ from your carer role to look after yourself and your needs.

Overnight respite accommodation
Overnight accommodation, so you can take a short break. Providing a warm and friendly environment for your loved one, we offer a range of activities and freshly prepared meals. Our highly trained and specialised staff will quickly make you feel at home and will get to know your needs, abilities and preferences while you relax in a safe, caring and comfortable setting.

Accommodation/Tenancy assistance
Assistance provided to guide, support and prompt participants, or to undertake on a participant’s behalf, activities to ensure they obtain or retain appropriate accommodation.

RSO can provide one on one support to assist you to achieve your Accommodation and Tenancy goals such as overcoming barriers that impact your current tenancy or supporting you to explore and obtain alternative housing.

Our Accommodation and Tenancy service can include assessment, individual case planning, one on one assistance, liaising with service providers and providing capacity building assistance to support you to achieve your housing goals.

Depending on your circumstances and goals, RSO accommodation and tenancy assistance can include:

·         Assisting to develop housing goals

·         Liaising with Department of housing, real estate agents or proprietors to identify barriers to maintaining at risk tenancies

·         Identifying and implementing strategies to maintain current tenancies

·         Exploring alternative housing options

·         Assisting with private rental applications

·         Assisting to lodge applications for DoH rentals

·         Supporting participants to obtain DoH Bond Loan and essential household items

·         Assistance with budgeting

·         Liaising with utility providers and assistance to access Utility Relief Grants

·         Building capacity to obtain sustainable accommodation with greater independence