Riverlink Carers Breaks are held to provide respite directly for Carers by providing a luxury weekend away, over two evenings and two days. This break is designed with the intention to allow the Carers to relax and unwind away from their everyday routine.
Care recipients whose Carers are participating in the Carers Break are automatically eligible for the concurrent Camp, should they choose to participate.
Carers Special Activities
Mind YourSelf (c) is an eight week program that has been developed by Riverlink to enhance the well-being and resilience of Carers through a series of workshops and support sessions over eight weeks, which range in topics, including:
- How does thinking shape your behaviour?
- How do you improve your health and wellbeing?
- How do you develop your individual plan for the future?
- How do you use art, or writing as therapy?
- How does physical activity enhance your peace of mind?
Carers have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities, ranging from presentations, relaxation techniques, discussion groups and creative writing— all with the focus of introducing them to the essential tools for their own successful life and to assist with their Caring role.
News for Carers…
New Australian Government funded service supports carers
Posted 24 December 2015
The Australian Government has recently launched a new service to support Australia’s 2.7 million carers in their caring roles.
The Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, or who are frail due to age.
Carer Gateway will provide information for carers online and by phone:
- Telephone: Carers can call 1800 422 737 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm for information about services and support available.
- Website: A range of information including practical advice on how to care, details about financial and respite support, and how to adjust when caring ends, can be accessed at www.carergateway.gov.au (link is external).
- Service finder: Carer Gateway website has an interactive service finder to help carers identify local services, including Commonwealth-funded organisations delivering carer support services.
This new service does not affect how carers currently access their existing support services.
For more information about Carer Gateway, visit www.carergateway.gov.au (link is external).