About Carer Support Services

Care Support Services role is to support unpaid carers who are caring for people who are frail aged, have dementia, a disability, mental illness, chronic illness and or are receiving palliative care. With funding provided by the Victorian Department of Family Fairness and Housing and the Commonwealth Department of Social Services, Carer Support Services can provide:

  • Referral for Counselling, Facilitated Coaching and In-Person Peer Support
  • Advocacy
  • Assessment and Planning
  • Care Coordination– carer supports and services (including residential respite)
  • Emergency supports and services

Carers (and service providers) are able to reach out for support by contacting:

24 Hour emergency number (Victoria)

1800 422 737 (Carer Gateway)

Loddon Mallee Region

03 5454 7719 (Carer Support Services at Bendigo Health)


Other Carer Resources

Improving Carer’s Quality of Life Brochure

Carers Kit

The carers kit was developed to help Carers by providing simple instructions on how to perform basic tasks safely, such as how to use shower and bath chairs safely and how to help a person in and out of a car.  Carers Kit link