Taking a break from a caring role is essential for the mental and physical health of carers.
Whilst respite services can provide the time and opportunity to do this, but do not assist with the ‘what’ to do for the carer- this is where Carer Support can help.
With 30 years’ experience in supporting carers, Carer Support knows that even finding the time to arrange something to do when carers might have a break is sometimes difficult, let alone being able to afford it. The South Australian government acknowledges that by providing hours of unpaid care, carers not only support their loved one, but also their community and the economy. The Department of Human Services fund Carer Support to focus on providing quality program and events that improve the resilience and quality of life of carers, so they can maintain their capacity to care.
Carer Support provides low cost and free, services for carers to address their needs and wants. From local community support groups, art sessions and cooking classes, to information and education sessions on how to re-enter the workforce or practice mindfulness to de-stress.
For a full list of what we have on this month, please refer to our events/groups page
Whilst not a provider of regular respite services for people aged under 65, Carer Support can arrange one-off support for carers so they can attend our programs or events.
Register now for carer services
To register with us you need to be an unpaid carer, caring for someone with an intellectual disability, a physical disability, a mental illness, a chronic physical illness, or someone who is frail-aged or has dementia or needs palliative care.
And you must live in one of these local government council areas:
- Norwood/Payneham/St Peters
Registration is free, but there are a few questions to answer to ensure we understand your needs and you qualify for our services.
Get in touch if you are interested in registering