CALD respite services up and running

14 January 2022
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Centre-based respite for older culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community members is now available.

The CALD Respite Day Centre extends on the great work of Neighbour Aid in Blacktown, giving clients access to a range of activities including light exercise, sharing stories and memories, games and craft.

The day centre will initially open between 9.30am and 2.30pm on Thursdays at Doonside Neighbourhood Centre.

CatholicCare’s Senior Manager Community Care Jemima Parker said the service aimed to provide respite for carers and social connection for clients.

‘We’re excited to offer this opportunity for clients to connect with others and engage in a range of fun and interesting activities,’ she said. ‘And in turn, this allows their carers some time to themselves, which is immensely important.’

To access the service, which is funded through a Commonwealth Home Support Program grant, people must be registered and referred via the My Aged Care portal.

If you would like to find out more about the CALD Respite Day Centre, please contact our Customer Care line on phone 8843 2500.

This story appeared in the Summer Newsletter of CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. To read more stories from the newsletter, click here.

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