carers support

Who is a Carer? A Carer is someone who provides care to another person without being paid.

To be eligible for the Support for Carers Program (SCP), the carer or the person who is receiving care can be any age and be from culturally and linguistically diverse background.

The SCP aims to support and equip carers to carry out their caring role. It provides individual emotional support, peer support meetings, information, monthly outings, weekends away. The program empowers carers to gain access to services that would improve their health and wellbeing.

The SCP provides short-term or immediate in-home respite care, depending on carers’ and/or care recipients’ needs.

The SCP is person-centered and is recognizing and supporting Care Relationship between the Carer and Care Recipient. By supporting the Carer Relationship, the carer and care recipient are healthier, more chatty, more relaxed and far more involved in making decisions in their lives.

Our services are designed to give our carers the time they need for their own wellbeing, along with the support they need in the role of a carer.

Does your GP know you are a carer?

Many people look after family member  or friend who can’t manage without them. This could be due to a serious health issues , disability, mental health, old age … Being a carer can often affect your own health but your GP can support you if they know you care for someone.

So let your GP know you are a carer.

Do you need a break from your caring role ?

Do you need some time to yourself, do something a bit different from your usual caring role?

We can help!

Please contact  Zlata, Peng, Eliana, or Nazira for more information.

Ph: 9767 1900

Stay up to date with the latest news.

SMRC Carers Newsletter June 2021

Carer’s Newsletter, April 2020

Carer’s Newsletter, July 2020  (written for stage 3 COVID-19 restrictions)

Contact Person:

Zlata Bukarica
Senior Coordinator | Support for Carers Program
(03) 9767 1958