COVID-19 update:

Find out how the latest easing of restrictions have impacted our services and facilities, visit our COVID-19 Council services update webpage.

 

What's on for carers

We host activities and events each year to recognise and support the carers in the Glen Eira community. It's a time and place for carers to relax, exercise and connect. 

We will keep you up-to-date with Council events and activities as they become available.

Carers information sessions

Are you a carer in Glen Eira or care for someone in Glen Eira? We invite you to come along to an information session by Carer Gateway and Alfred Health Carer Services to learn more about services and support available to you. 

Online sessions

Where: Online, links to follow
When: Wednesday 11 August 
Time: 11am to 12pm or 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Carer Gateway is an Australian government initiative designed to support carers to find local services and support to help you. Services include:

  • Phone counseling
  • An online carer forum
  • Self-guided coaching
  • Carer skills courses to give you support, skills and information.

Carer Gateway can also help you access emergency respite services in your local area and provide phone counseling. Alfred Health Carer Services is an advisory and support service for carers to assist with managing your own health and wellbeing. They can assist you with information and resources, identifying helpful services in or outside the home. 

For more information or to book in, call us on 03 9524 3333 or email carersupport@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Celebrating our carers — share your story

Do you care for someone? We’d love to know more about your experiences. Share your story and ideas and you can also include a photo that is special to you. To participate email carersupport@gleneira.vic.gov.au by Friday 25 June. In the email please include your full name and contact number. We will be in touch to send you a consent form to let us share your information.

To recognise and acknowledge the contribution carers make to our Glen Eira community and better understand our local carers these submissions will be published and displayed during Carers Week in October.

For more information or help, contact our Carer Support Services officer on 03 9524 3333.

Women with down sybdrome and her friend planting flowers in a pot.

 

Save the date for National Carers Week in October

National Carers Week is a time for all Australians to recognise and celebrate the important contributions carers make to their families, friends and our community.

We are planning several events for carers in Glen Eira during National Carers Week during 10–16 October 2021.