Good News for Carers

Carers in Bundaberg and Hervey Bay who are caring for an older family member or a friend now have the option to take a break or to get help at home from Suncare Community Services.

New respite is available for carers in the Wide Bay and Burnett regions to provide not only affordable at-home help but cottage style respite also.

According to the at-home support services may include assistance with tasks like housework, personal care or shopping and the cottage style respite service provides a home-away-from-home where guests are supported by a qualified Suncare worker.

Suncare’s area manager Tanya Stevenson said:

“Suncare’s new flexible respite options offer affordable help for those who care for someone who is frail but not quite ready to step up to that higher level of care at-home care.”These respite options can be used by carers who need a little bit of help at home on a regular basis or who want to plan a short break away.”

The support for Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Cares is subsidised by the Australian Government Commonwealth Home Support Programme, the new respite services are available for people who care for someone who is:

Frail and over 65 years


Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and over 50 years of age

Suncare’s area manager Tanya Stevenson said:

“Cottage respite is great for those who want to plan a short break away but aren’t comfortable leaving the person they look after at home on their own.” Our cottages in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg are disability accessible and, you have peace of mind that your loved one is being looked after by our support staff,”

If you are interested in finding out more details on the new respite opportunities contact Suncare Community Services in Bundaberg on 4151 6400 or Hervey Bay on 4124 7288.