We understand that carers and family are particularly important in the lives of people who rely on them for emotional, physical and social support.

Sometimes, this role can be overwhelming when as a primary caregiver, you are also trying to look after your own needs at the same time.

Southcare can assist you with respite options to regain your energy and momentum by providing:

  • practical assistance in the home to catch up with the household duties of the person you care for;
  • in-home companionship for the person you care for while you have time out of the house;
  • a day out for the person you care for – at our Social Centre or another social outing – so that you can have a break in or out of the home;
  • community information and resources to support and link you with other carer facilities.

Southcare recognises the value and important role that carers play in our society. We uphold the Western Australian Carers Charter in our care approach and service delivery.

Services Q & A

How can I access your services?

Southcare is funded by the Commonwealth and State Governments to provide aged care services in your home and through our Social Centre. We provide these services through the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program and Home Care Packages. Access to these services is determined at a free assessment with you by a Regional Assessment Services (RAS) Team or an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) depending on the level of care you need.

Further information can be obtained by contacting our office or on the My Aged Care website.

Where do you provide your services?

Southcare is funded to provide services within the South-East Metropolitan region. Our service area includes suburbs in the Cities of South Perth, Belmont, Canning, Victoria Park, Armadale and Gosnells.

How much does it cost?

Basic services provided by us through the Home and Care (HACC) Program and subsidised by the Government start from $8 per hour. Higher and more complex need services may be provided through an Aged Care Package funding which costs more depending on the care service agreed with you.

How does it work once I have been assessed to receive subsidised aged care?

A member of our Care Coordination Team will contact you to arrange an appointment to come out and meet you. Your family members or a friend may also be present at this meeting, should you desire. Together. we will create a care plan with you centred on your needs and aspirations. Once this has been agreed, we will both sign off on it and your services will commence. You will receive a copy of the Care Plan for keep at your home.

What about Private Care

Southcare also provides Private Care services which are not subsidised by the Government.