The Connecting Carers Program supports unpaid carers achieve balance in their lives by providing them with one-on-one support in a range of areas including: providing information on carer respite programs; identifying opportunities for greater social engagement; enrolment in training or short courses; seeking employment that fits their carer time commitments. The program enables carers to develop goals and defines ways to reduce or remove barriers to achieving these goals.
The eligibility for the program is someone who lives in Wyndham or surrounding suburbs and provides unpaid full-time or part-time care for a partner, family member or friend who has:
- a disability;
- a mental illness;
- an addiction, or
- has chronic health issues