Northern Respite Care Services


Northern Respite Care Service is funded by the Commonwealth Government and auspiced by the Lyell McEwin Regional Volunteer Association Inc.

We are always on the look out for volunteers to be involved in both our regular respite care visitation program and also for our men’s group outing which occurs each Wednesday.

Our aim is to provide a respite service in order to help carers maintain their role with maximum independence. By meeting the needs of both the carers and the care recipient in their own home, a possible early admission to an aged care facility may be avoided. Ultimately, the quality of life for both is maintained and even enhanced.

To achieve this outcome, the program relies upon the commitment of a dedicated team of volunteers who provide services to the ‘cared for’ individual so the carer can have a break from the caring process.

Volunteers are fully trained and screened to provide the companionship and support appropriate to the needs of the carer and care recipient. Once matched, your volunteer carer will visit your loved one on a regular basis at times agreeable to all parties.

You can learn more about the services offered by our programby downloading the brochures below

 If you are interested in volunteering for Northern Respite Care then please:

For more information about how to become a Lyell McEwin volunteer please visit our page about ‘Becoming a Volunteer’

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