Carer Support Resources

09 May Carer Support Resources

In addition to the Solaris Cancer Care Centres, carer’s can access a range of support services. We have compiled a short list below for the Perth, South West and Great Southern Regions.

 

Support Information for Carers – Metro

  1. Cancer Council WA – cancers support groups education session  93816562
  2. Cancer Council helpline  131120
  3. Carers WA 1800242636 Helpline 1800 007 332
  4. Care necessities-  (Commonwealth Care link) 1800 052 222 http://www9.health.gov.au/ccsd/index.cfm
  5. Silver Chain – Nursing respite, home help 08 9242 0242
  6. Call NPS Medicines line on 1300MEDICINE (1300633424) Trade/generic name (avoid double dosing)
  7. Canteen 1800226833 www.canteen.org.au
  8. Your specialist, Nurses at the hospital or your  GP
  9. ACROD sticker referral from GP
  10. The Local Pharmacy – webster-pak’s, Safety net
  11. Local Council- day Care
  12. Palliative Care  –  Holistic Care 9212 4330
  13. Independent Living Centre 1300 885 886 www.ilc.com.au/
  14. Home and Community Care (HACC) 1800 200 422 www.health.qld.gov.au/hacc/
  15. Centre Link 132 717 www.centrelink.gov.au/
  16. People Who Care 9379 1944 pwc.accounts@iinet.net.au
  17. Veterans WA 133 254. Regional callers: 1800 555 254.Veterans Counselling service 1800 011 046 www.dva.gov.au/benefitsAndServices/state_and_local_council/Pages/wa.aspx
  18. Alzheimer’s Association  National Dementia Helpline 1800 100 500
  19. Cancer Nurse Coordinator www.healthywa.wa.gov.au

Internet

  1. Consumer medicine information (CMI) www.nps.org.au/medicinewisw
  2. Sleep information – sleep diary www.nps.org.au/sleep
  3. Living Wills- www.health.wa.gov.au/advancehealthdirector
  4. The NSP website: www.nps.org.au
  5. The Governments health site: www.healthinsite.org.au
  6. Consumer Health Forum of Australia: www.chf.org.au
  7. Google App: ecotouchmedia.com – Pain, Symptoms and sleep Diary

Support Information for Carers – Great Southern

  1. Cancer Council 9842 7536 www.cancerwa.asn.au
  2. Albany Prostate Support Group 0409 377 683 Colin.prosate@gmail.com
  3. Ywcaencore 0416 024 250 encore@westnet.com.au, After breast cancer gentle exercise, free program
  4. Friends of the Foundation 0408 094 817 gayle63@bigpond.com, Leukaemia Foundation Community Group
  5. NCWA Neurological Council of WA 9841 5233 Liz.parker@ncwa.com.auCommunity neurological nurse
  6. HACC Regional Assessment Service 9841 5973 1300 785 415 greatsouthern@accesscarenetwork.com.auHome and Community Care
  7. Albany Community Care 9841 8668 www.accc.org.au, Offer respite and day care and transport around Albany. Community support services
  8. CarersWA  0400 840 611 www.carerswa.asn.au
  9. Centrelink 9841 9082 www.humanservices.gov.au
  10. Silver Chain 9892 8901
  11. Citizens Advice service 9841 4711 albany@cabwa.com.au
  12. Albany Senior Citizens Centre 9841 2168, Meal on Wheels
  13. Relationships Australia 9845 7700, Counselling
  14. Translating and Interpreting Service 13 14 50,
  15. Albany Migrant Resource Centre 9841 1190 

 

Support Information for Carers – South West

  1. Bunbury linking together Care Group, (HACC approved/monthly meeting/transport can be arranged) 1300 227 377
  2. Carer Respite Breaks and equipment via Red Cross Respite Care 1600 052 222
  3. HACC assist (Personal care/house cleaning/gardening)   1300 785 415
  4. Cancer Council Counselling Services/yoga/meditation 13 11 20
  5. South West Women’s Health 1800 673 350, (Health program/yoga/drumming/walking) 1800 673 350
  6. Morrissey Homestead (Day Respite Centre) 9725 4699
  7. Carers WA 1300 227 377 www.carerswa.asn.au
  8. Dots Place Programs 13 11 20