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The Troopy respite program provides a respite break for remote area carers in the Northern Territory (NT) and is run through the Frontier Services Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre and provides a respite break without the Carers or Care recipients having to leave their country.
The service provides a four wheel drive vehicle (Troopy) and a trailer full of equipment for up to eight people (if required) which consists of:
The Troopy respite program coordinator works with other services within the community to develop the program to suit the needs of each community.
Abstract adapted from Carers NT
59 Bayview Blvd
Bayview NT 0820
GPO Box 1861
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8944 4888
Fax: (08) 8944 4889