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If you are caring for someone at home, you need to be able to take a break. Respite care is a service that enables a Primary Carer to take some time off by providing short-term professional in-home care services.
The South West Rural Respite Service (SWRRS) provides respite services for Primary Carers of people who are aged 65 years and over; or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, in the South West region of Western Australia. SWRRS is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP).
Services may include social support in the home or taking people out for coffee or to appointments, assistance with personal care, meal preparation and light housekeeping tasks.
SWRRS in-home services are available 24/7 throughout the South West of WA. Respite may be taken as small regular hours every week; a 12hr sleepover or 24hr live-in service on occasions.
SWRRS also provides Friendship Clubs in Manjimup and Bridgetown. These are 4-hour sessions where participants enjoy social activities in the company of others. Morning tea and lunch are also provided.
Bridgetown Friendship Club: Thursday’s from 10.00am – 2.00pm
Manjimup Friendship Club: Wednesday’s from 9.30am – 1.30pm
A minimal contribution is requested for the respite services you receive. This assists SWRRS to continue to provide more hours of care to other eligible people. A reduction to contributions can be negotiated on an individual basis. No service will be refused due to an inability to contribute.

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