We support people with HIV, and their carers, who are experiencing reduced independence and/or increased need.

The program aims to provide individualised psychosocial rehabilitation support to promote recovery, resilience and connection to community through:

  • Short-term residential respite
  • Short-term (3 days) support program to improve self-care and self-determination
  • Education on safe behaviour and adopting a consistent HIV medication regimen and reducing stigma
  • Minimising hospital admissions

Experienced staff are available onsite or through outreach work to provide education about HIV and its impact on your life, connect you with other services such as counselling, medical or dental, and develop life skills in areas of goal setting, money management and healthy lifestyles.

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Support provided

Home-based respite support
Home-based respite support is for both people living with HIV and/or their carers who require additional assistance in their usual place of residence. This may include community housing, supported accommodation and correctional facilities.

On-site at Cheltenham Place
If eligible, a time-limited three-day stay in overnight respite at Cheltenham Place may be appropriate. For example, to enable early discharge from hospital, to support an individual to adopt a consistent HIV medication regimen or to allow country clients to access services in Adelaide. The facility is pet friendly.

Program details

Who: Individuals with HIV and/or their carers.

Where: The service is located in Malvern but provides support for people across South Australia.

How: We accepts all referrals to the program. An assessment will determine if the individual is eligible for the program and if the individual agrees to receive the program’s support. Referrals may come from any of the following:

  • Self-referral
  • Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) SA
  • General practitioners
  • Hospitals
  • Migrant Health Service
  • Shine SA
  • Other agencies

Contact: The team is based at Malvern. Phone (08) 8272 8799 or email at cheltenham@centacare.org.au. 

 

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