Caring for someone
National Respite for Carers Program
The National Respite for Carers Program is one of several initiatives designed to support and assist relatives and friends caring at home for people who are unable to care for themselves because of disability or frailty.
Components of the National Respite for Carers Program (NRCP)Aged and Aged Care Statistics page.
PDF printable version of NRCP Funded Projects (2012/2013) (PDF 253 KB)
HTML version of NRCP Funded Projects (2012/2013)
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres are run by a wide variety of community organisations in metropolitan, rural and remote regions across Australia. Centres can help when carers need to take a break from caring by arranging respite. They do this by acting as a single contact for information needed by carers and by organising, purchasing, or managing respite care assistance packages for carers. Examples of respite care assistance include:
- in-home respite care;
- support workers to assist you when you are taking a break away from home; and
- residential respite care.
NRCP Respite Service Providers' Program ManualThe NRCP Respite Service Providers' Program Manual outlines in more detail on how the program operates.
Note that the previous 'Administrative and Program Guidelines for Respite Services Funded Under the NRCP' have been replaced with the NRCP Respite Service Providers' Program Manual 2012 (PDF 1791 KB), which came into effect from 1 July 2012. Organisations receiving funding from 2012- 13 onwards must refer to the NRCP Respite Service Providers' Program Manual 2012.
HTML version of the NRCP Respite Service Providers' Program Manual
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