Colour­ful boost for respite group

Midland Reporter - - News -

A MID­LAND-based respite group is more vis­i­ble in the com­mu­nity af­ter deck­ing out their 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 and had a dis­abil­ity or age re­lated ill­ness.

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

“Global Care Group 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.

“Guests have ac­cess to an ex­ten­sive list of ser­vices and ac­tiv­i­ties and 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.

Con­tact 1300 812 790 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d475486

Jac­qui Stockton, of Hamer­s­ley House, with Mau­reen White, Lyn Schweitzer and Ivan Kataish.

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