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Neighbourhood Carers Club

Nearly 250 people in our community are paid carers for someone important in their life - a child, partner, parent or friend.  That number would only grow if you added in the number of people who are unpaid carers.

Caring for another is a huge undertaking at the best of times.  Finding a space to catch your breath and supports to build up your reserves can be hard, especially in rural towns.  That is why we've launched the Neighbourhood Carers Club in Clunes.

Register now and receive:

  • VIP Pass

  • Invitations meet experts and agencies able to offer support

  • Free coffee!

  • Assisted registration to state and federal networks including Carers Victoria and Neighbourhood Victoria's Carers Club

Working with our new club members we identified the following activities/tools as well:

  • Club journal: handy tool that you can have with you at any time, chock full of local links to support as well as tips and exercises to catch your breath*

  • Setting up a closed Facebook page for all of us to communicate – supported by a team of qualified counsellors*.

 

 *We are seeking additional funding to secure a team of qualified counsellors to help monitor this page.  Meanwhile, we've started work on proto-typing the journal!

This project, including the development of the parlour and the weekly club is funded by the State Government of Victoria, Connecting Carer’s Support Program 2023.

Victoria State Government
When We Launched the Club

Meeting each other and our first special guest!

Tuesday, 19th March at 10am Sue-Ellen Cooke, Senior Community Recovery Officer, Hepburn Shire Council talked with us about "What’s your plan, when things don’t go to plan?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was the first of our regular calendar sessions that we identified we wanted.  This calendar is now being finalised for the next quarter, but in the meantime the parlour is open every Thursday between 10am - 11.30am for anyone who wants to drop in, have a chat an put their feet up!

 

Picture:  The restored

Parlour at Clunes 

Neighbourhood House.

This is a dedicated

space for carers to

catch

their breath.

Parlour at Clunes Neighbourhood House
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Forthcoming

Thursday May 16th: Services Australia on all things aged care. Held at Attitude.

Caring People

Joining together

Caring for others can be lonely, often exhausting and certainly challenging.  It is not a role anyone plans on undertaking, and we don't always know what we need to know or where to get help.  It's trickier still in country areas, where our circumstances mean that supports are not as straight forward as they might be in the city.  Connecting with others in similiar circumstances means we can share knowledge, bring experts to us and work out what supports would best help us, as we care for those we love.  

The partners we are working with to help support us do this include:

Neighbourhood Carer's Club
CarersVIC Australia
Central Highlands Rural Health Logo
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