About the Carers Hub
The Carers Hub has been established by Living & Learning Nillumbik to provide support for unpaid carers from Nillumbik and the surrounding areas. The Hub will provide access for carers of all ages to a diverse range of programs and referral services specifically developed around carer’s needs and caring responsibilities.
The key focus areas of the Hub are:
- to provide social connection opportunities with other carers to come together in a relaxed and informal environment
- activities that improve the health and wellbeing of carers including art, clay, music, yoga and self-focussed workshops (various free and subsidised sessions available)
- subsidised activities to support skills and job readiness including career mentoring and one-off workshops such as resume-writing
- training support to transition into employment or support flexible employment opportunities whilst maintaining their caring role
- support to establish micro businesses and networking opportunities
Carers highlighted the need for easy access to local services within close proximity to their homes. Hub related activities will be offered from the four Living & Learning sites in Eltham, Diamond Creek and Panton Hill as well as online.
Am I a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and/or friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue or an older person with care needs. They are parents, children, partners, other relatives and friends who assist with a variety of personal care, health care, transport, administrative support, cognitive emotional tasks, household chores and other activities. Carers can be of any age, from any culture or country, and any socio-economic background. If you receive a carer's allowance this is still classed as unpaid.
If you provide care and support to a family member, friend or neighbour and would like to find out more about what is on offer for you, please provide your details in this form here.