Colour in the House

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - LET’S EAT -

A MIDLAND-based respite group is more vis­i­ble in the com­mu­nity after deck­ing out its tran­sit van in eye-catch­ing art­work.

Hamer­s­ley House com­mu­nity and day respite man­ager Jac­qui Stock­ton said the cen­tre was de­signed for peo­ple re­ceiv­ing full-time care at home who had a dis­abil­ity or age re­lated ill­ness.

Mrs Stock­ton said car­ing for a loved one at home could be very de­mand­ing.

“Global Care Group recog­nises this and in 2007 es­tab­lished Hamer­s­ley House, a day respite cen­tre where loved ones can be cared for dur­ing the day in a se­cure home-like en­vi­ron­ment, Mon­day to Fri­day from 8am to 4pm,” she said.

“Hamer­s­ley House pro­vides car­ers with peace of mind, know­ing their loved ones are re­ceiv­ing the best in care.

“Guests are able to meet peo­ple in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion and spend time do­ing a range of ac­tiv­i­ties, whether that be a favourite hobby, or try­ing some­thing new such as fish­ing, com­put­ers or arts and crafts.

Guests leave with a feel­ing of be­long­ing, as they form friend­ships with other guests and staff at the cen­tre.”

Mrs Stock­ton said Hamer­s­ley House was funded by the Com­mon­wealth Gov­ern­ment’s National Respite for Car­ers pro­gram.

“We ser­vice the whole of Perth Metro East, in­clud­ing Midland, High Wy­combe, Bassendean, Swan View, Beech­boro, Bulls­brook, Lower Chit­ter­ing, El­len­brook, Kala­munda, Les­mur­die and sur­round­ing ar­eas,” she said.

Call 1300 812 790 for more.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d475486

Hamer­s­ley House com­mu­nity and day respite man­ager Jac­qui Stock­ton with Mau­reen White, Lyn Sch­weitzer and Ivan Kataish.

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