The Support for Carers Program is a unique program that provides exactly what it says – support for our valued carers in Geelong and surrounds.

You are eligible if you are caring for someone who:

  • Is older (65+) with care needs
  • Experiences a mental illness
  • Has a chronic illness
  • Has a disability
  • Has dementia (including younger-onset dementia).

During the current COVID-19 crisis, supports can be provided in addition to any other services your loved one accesses by providing:

  • Unaccompanied shopping to help you get groceries, medications or other items
  • Help to complete your online shopping, including assistance to get you set up
  • Running general daily errands for you
  • Regular phone check ins to see how you are going and provide over the phone support
  • Escorting you to attend medical or other vital appointments, to save you needing to catch public transport
  • In home respite – short breaks – to stay with your loved one while you go out and do what you need to (or just have a break)
  • Funding towards low level additional equipment you might need
  • Over the phone support to help you navigate systems to get access to any applicable more formal supports that may be available to you.
  • Each Carer’s situation is unique, so if there is something that you think would help you in your caring role – please contact us.

For more information please call 1300 558 368 or email contact@genu.org.au

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