Caring for the carers

Published on 19 January 2021

Caring for the carers

The City of Onkaparinga’s Wellness for Carers Program is supporting carers to engage in their own pastimes.

Caring for a relative who is managing long-term illness is a constant labour of love, leaving little time for self-care, keeping socially connected and engaging in leisure and recreational activities.

The council’s Wellness for Carers Program offers low level flexible respite designed to improve the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of people in caring roles. The wellness for carers coordinator is responsible for arranging brokered care providers to deliver flexible and planned respite services to more than 40 carers currently referred to the program through the Australian Government’s My Aged Care portal.

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