We have collated a number of useful resources and support networks to aid caregivers in their work, as well as recognise the amazing service they are providing people with disability in Yarra.
Companion CardThe Companion Card is issued by the Victorian government to people with a significant permanent disability, who are unable to access most community activities and venues without an attendant support. We are affiliated with the Companion Card program and we allow carers entry to our leisure centres at no cost.
Carer CardApply for a Carer Card to receive discounts and benefits including free public transport on Sundays.
For young carers
Carers Victoria's Young Carer Scholarship program gives young carers attending secondary school the opportunity to be acknowledged for their contributions to their family and the community.
The program allows them to participate in school or community based activities that enhance their skills, educational achievement and abilities. It also helps them to participate more fully in their community.
Disability Support Tool-kit
This toolkit is for frontline workers who support people with disability experiencing violence and abuse. It includes resources and information. The toolkit was developed by 1800RESPECT as part of the Disability Pathways Project.
Support for carers
Carers Vic is still supporting carers with: Emotional support and service advice, telephone or online counselling sessions, in-home respite and other staffed essential services to come to your home, delivered goods and equipment, equipment that may help you through the social isolation and online supports and education.
Find out more https://www.carersvictoria.org.au/
Conversations With Carers Victoria
Carers Victoria's new videocast "Conversations with Carers Victoria" has now launched via Zoom
Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2.00pm - 2.30pm
We'll be online talking with carers about ways to tend to their wellbeing and even learn something new.
The videocast is interactive and there will be the opportunity to communicate with the host via the chat function.