Caring for Carers
My name is Robyn, Co-ordinator of the Carers Program and my colleague Ana is Assistant Co-ordinator. Together we facilitate support groups for carers as well as run information courses, education workshops and events throughout the year.
Ana and myself are here to support you where possible. Often carers are so busy in their caring role that they are not aware of services and support available to them. We are here to give you that support and encourage you to join our Program and also find support through other carers going through similar circumstances.
This program is funded by NSW Department of Human Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) through the Home and Community Care (HACC) program, with the support of Warringah, Manly and Pittwater Councils and local businesses.
What We Do
Our Caring for Carers program provides support, education, information, referral and assistance to carers, who reside in Warringah, Manly or Pittwater, empowering them to manage the demands of their caring situation and to maintain their own health and well-being.
Who we Help
Anyone who is responsible for a member of their family or a friend, who is frail aged, has dementia or memory loss, has a physical, intellectual or mental health disability or an illness requiring assistance with daily living.
How does it work?
We provide support for Carers through monthly group meetings giving you the opportunity to meet others in like situations, in a relaxed caring and friendly environment.
We also provide:
- Courses, Educational Sessions and Workshops
- Education sessions on Dementia such as Residential Care, Hostel and Nursing home, Legal and Financial Workshops
- Bus outings
- A quarterly newsletter
Outing to Movies
Please come and join a Carers group
A range of Carers groups are held Monday to Friday at our premises at Warriewood and Dee Why as well as in the Community.
- General Carers
- Dementia Carers
- Disability Carers
- Mental Health Carers
- Social Interest
- Male Carers
Please come and join a Multicultural Carers group
The Multicultural Carers Program provides social support to people from a Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background to reduce social isolation. We also provide one-on-one support in accessing services and information utilising the Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450.
Monthly support groups are held at our Warriewood and Dee Why offices as well as in the community for Carers from communities speaking:
- Male Serbian
To view our Calendar showing days, times and venues for all Carers & Multicultural Carers activities Click Here
UPCOMING SENIORS WEEK EVENTS
Pittwater Information Session: Wills, Power of Attornery & Guardianship. Retirement, Hostel & Nursing Home Accomodation. Click here for more details.
Warringah Information Session: Centrelink Financial Information. Retirement, Hostel & Nursing Home Accommodation. Click here for more details.
Carers Program Information Course- Are you looking after a family member or friend who has a physical or mental disability, is frail aged, has dementia or an illness requiring assistance with their daily living? This 4 week information course will connect Carers with services and assistance available, explore the emotional and physical demands of caring and provide strategies to manage stress. Click here for more details.
Monthly Guest Speakers
Our groups often invite guest speakers with expertise in their particular field to provide information on how to access appropriate services.
We also help with referral to other appropriate community support services
|On line:||Click here|
|By phone:||9931-7777 Reception|
|9931-7751 Assistant Co-ordinator|