Emergency respite offers support to carers who are experiencing an urgent or unplanned event that temporarily restricts their ability to continue caring when no other services are available.

This could include:

  • An unplanned situation that prevents a carer from providing care required by the person they are caring for.
  • An unplanned event that threatens the health and safely of the person they are caring for.
  • An unplanned event that threatens the health and safely of a carer (including extremely high levels of strain and anxiety).

Carers SA may be able to contribute to the full or part cost of care alongside the contribution of a carer wherever possible. We are available 24 hours to assist you in an emergency.

If you’re a carer facing an urgent, unexpected situation preventing you from fulfilling your responsibilities, there are options available.

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