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Posts by: Vicki Kearney

Early Childhood Intervention Online Information Sessions

 

FREE sessions for parents and/or carers of a child living with a disability or who has developmental delay concerns.

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Senior Australians, families and carers

 

The Australian Government is investing $18.3 billion into aged care reforms.
The reforms will make once-in-a-generation changes to aged care. The changes are about:

# increasing high quality and safe aged care
# providing dignity and respect to our senior Australians.
Have your say on aged care reforms.

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Support for Carers Program

 

The Victorian Support for Carers Program is funded by the Victorian Government for unpaid carers. An unpaid carer is a person providing care to another person with care needs. A carer may look after a partner, family member, friend or someone else who needs support.

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Carers Victoria Policy Platform 2022 Summary

 

In our 2022 policy platform “Care for Victorians” we call for mental health and wellbeing support for all carers, assistance to help carers enter and maintain employment, simple access to carer supports that sustain carers in their role, a greater focus on supporting carers in crisis, and embedding of carer perspectives in key service systems.

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Storytelling for Advocacy

 

The Capturing Stories for Change Workshop Series announces workshop 2 Storytelling for Advocacy. This FREE event will equip participants with the skills and confidence to use the power in story to advocate for change.

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Australian geat2GO

 

Australian geat2GO is an Australian Government initiative under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). It allows older people to access helpful devices and equipment to continue living independently and make daily tasks easier. 

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Home Care Packages

 

Home Care Packages (HCP) are one of the ways that older Australians can access affordable care services to get some help at home.

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First 5 – a checklist for new carers

 

If you have just started to care for someone, we know you will have many things to do and think about. Here are a few key things to think about as you start your carer role.

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My Aged Care

 

My Aged Care is the Australian Government’s starting point on your aged care journey. If you are not yet registered with My Aged Care, it is a good idea to plan ahead and start a referral for an assessment.

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Resource: Bushfire Planning for Carers

 

Carers Victoria has partnered with the CFA to develop resources and an e-learning module to support carers with bushfire planning.

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