Support for Carers
The Support for Carers Program supports carers from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities by providing information, advise , break and other tailored services to assist them in their caring role.
The Support for Carers Program provides services for people who care for people with a disability, mental illness, or who require physical support. Our program allows carers to take time away to complete their personal day-to-day tasks. Our program is designed to give carers the time and support they need to maintain their own wellbeing in addition to the person they are caring for.
Services offered by the Support for Carers Program include:
- short-term respite
- counselling and life coaching
- information to support carers
- peer support meetings
- social outings
- regular workshops and seminars
- individual support and assistance.
By supporting the carer relationship, the carer and care recipient are healthier, more relaxed, and more involved in making independent decisions. The Program also gives carers the chance to create long-term friendships with others in similar circumstances.
The Support for Carers Program supports carers on a regular basis through weekly, fortnightly, or monthly programs and services. Respite services can be provided for up to three months and include domestic assistance and personal care. Monthly workshops and seminars also provide a care-giver with the skills to manage daily interactions with their care-recipient.
The Support for Carers program is funded by the Victorian Government through the Department of Family, Fairness and Housing.