For carers of people with Acquired Brain Injury

What are Carer Support Packages?

Many adults with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) rely on a carer to help them in their everyday life.

This can be challenging for the carer.

Carer Support Packages are designed to give carers a break.

At the same time, they offer positive respite experiences for adults with an ABI.

The packages can be used for:

  • day activities
  • short-term respite services.

Who is a carer?

A carer is a person who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability.

What do the packages include?

Carer Support Packages offer funding to help you:

  • Access respite
  • Take a holiday or break
  • Top up your existing respite services
  • Purchase equipment
  • Provide social or recreational activities.

You can apply for up to $1000 in each financial year – 1 July to 30 June.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are the carer of an adult with an ABI who is aged between 18 and 64.

You must be the main person caring for the person with an ABI.

The person with the ABI must live in one of the following areas:

  • Bayside
  • Casey
  • Cardinia
  • Frankston
  • Glen Eira
  • Greater Dandenong
  • Kingston
  • Mornington Peninsula
  • Port Phillip
  • Stonnington

You cannot apply if:

  • the person with an ABI lives in a nursing home, hostel or other supported residential service
  • the person with an ABI is receiving, or has received, compensation for their injury
  • the person with an ABI is in receipt of support from the NDIS

Priority will be given to people who are having trouble continuing in their role as carer.

How to apply

To apply, you must fill out an application form. Please call us if you would like us to send you a form.

Up to $1000 is available per person each financial year – 1 July to 30 June. However, you can apply at any time of year.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost to apply for a Carer Support Package.

Contact us

To discuss the program further, please call us on 9792 7716
Disability Services
55 Buckingham Avenue
Springvale  VIC 3171 

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