Bendigo Health Carer Support Services provides support to unpaid carers of all ages in the Loddon Mallee and City of Melton regions.
Carers are our central focus and our aim is to improve the wellbeing of carers in our community.
Many people don’t see themselves as carers, yet one in eight people in Australia are.
A carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, friend or partner with disability, mental illness, chronic health issues, dementia or age-related condition. Being an unpaid carer means caring is not their occupation but something they do for a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, grandchild or even as a friend or neighbour.
All caring situations are different and carers come from all backgrounds. Their caring role may include attending appointments, cooking, home duties, transport, organising medication, personal care or shopping for the person they care for. Some people provide care all the time, while others do so occasionally and they may not be the only person who cares for someone.
Children and young adults under 25 years of age are known as young carers.
Bendigo Health Carer Support Services provide supports to unpaid carers who are actively caring. Support can also be provided to assist carers as their caring role ends.
Carer Support Services funding is independent of other government supports. Carers receiving other government supports are eligible to access services appropriate to assessed needs.
Carer Support Services provide the following services and supports to carers. Click the links to find out more.
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Bendigo Health are proud to provide carer support services to the City of Melton and Loddon Mallee region, including the shires of:
We have offices in Bendigo, Castlemaine, Swan Hill and Mildura.
Wherever carers live in Victoria, they can call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 to access carer support services. There is a local outlet for every part of the state.
Carers can register for support by contacting the Carer Gateway or Bendigo Health Carer Support Services directly
1800 422 737
Emergency respite 24hrs a day 7 days a week.
Bendigo Health Carer Support Services
(03) 5454 7719 or free call 1800 068 978
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
24 hour emergency contact: 1800 068 978
National Relay Service
National Translating and Interpreting Service
Bendigo Health Carer Support Services delivers carer services in partnership with Merri Health, funded by the Australian Government and the Victorian Government.
Bendigo Health Carer Support Services provides support to unpaid carers in the Loddon Mallee and City of Melton region.
Health professionals can now make referrals to Carer Gateway online. To refer to Carer Gateway, simply visit https://ereferral.carergatewayvictoria.org.au/
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Bendigo Health Carer Support Services can deliver a presentation or provide resources to help inform and educate your team about supports available to carers.
Please get in touch if you are interested in any of these services. Call 5454 7719 or email [email protected].
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