Education Services for carers 2017

Scheduled calendar of workshops at Carers Victoria, Level 1, 37 Albert Street, Footscray VIC. Enquiries and RSVP – Register online or call 1800 242 636. Online registration form is at the bottom of this page. Note: Participants need to attend without the person they care for.

Education Services for carers 2017

Scheduled calendar of workshops at Carers Victoria, Level 1, 37 Albert Street, Footscray VIC. Enquiries and RSVP – Register online or call 1800 242 636. Online registration form is at the bottom of this page. Note: Participants need to attend without the person they care for.

Education Services Workshop and Program Overview

Carers Victoria offers carer workshops and educational programs to help you enhance your knowledge about how to best support your own health and wellbeing, and that of the person you are caring for.

Through our Education Service you will be able to explore the impact of caring on your emotional and physical health. You will also gain practical advice on how to navigate the health and community sector.

For more information please contact our Education Services on 1800 242 636 or via email at education@carersvictoria.org.au.

What we offer

  • Information sessions: A one-hour session providing a brief overview of a topic. (Program specific Information sessions are two or three hours duration)
  • Workshops: A two-hour session. We are happy to advise which workshops will best meet your needs.
  • Programs: A series of two or more sessions designed to build on and complement each other and provide in-depth information on a topic.

Aged Care Information Session

The aged care system is complex and can be confusing.

Be prepared! It’s never too early to start your research.

This session provides information on the aged care system.

It covers:

  • Aged Care Reforms
  • Support services available at home and who provides them
  • Access to government subsidised residential care and the costs
  • Issues and concerns for carers
  • Next steps.

When: 10am – 12pm, Thursday 20 April 2017, quote #4238. 

This two-hour introduction will help participants better understand if they wish to continue to participate in the Aged Care Program below.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Information Session

Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance (NDIS)?  

This information session provides an overview of NDIS and will cover:

  • What the NDIS is and how it differs from the current system
  • What it means for carers and families
  • Information about eligibility
  • Feedback from the Victorian NDIS Trial site.

When: 10am – 12pm, Tuesday, 2 May 2017, quote #4252.  

Mental Health Program: Carers, Families and the NDIS

Are you caring for a person with a psychosocial disability?  Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? 

Carers Victoria is running a four part program: Mental Health: Carers, families & the NDIS.  

This series of four workshops will focus on the rollout of the NDIS and explore the practical aspects of the Scheme for potential participants, their families and carers.  The key aims of the program are to: 

• increase NDIS readiness for carers with regard to plan preparation, and 

• understand the role of mental health carers and their rights in the NDIS.

When:
Part 1  10.00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday 5 April, quote #4256.
Part 2  10.00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday 12 April 
Part 3  10.00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday 19 April
Part 4  10.00am – 1:00pm, Wednesday 26 April 

Where: Training room, Carers Victoria, Footscray.  

Aged Care Program: Carers, Families and the System

Do you want to understand more about aged care?

This practical, interactive four-part program includes specialist guest speakers and is ideal for carers or potential carers who want to know more about the aged care system.

Session 1: Support at Home  

Eligibility for support, the process, organisations that provide services and costs involved.

Session 2: Residential Care  

How to access residential care including eligibility for entry into a care home, how to find an aged care home and the cost of residential care.

Session 3: Tools to Navigate the System   

Essential skills such as: research to find information you need, organisational skills to manage paper work and personal skills to ensure your voice is heard.

Session 4: We need to talk about…    

Provides up to date information on powers of attorney; advance care planning and gives useful tips on how to have those difficult family discussions.

How does the program work? 

The four sessions each run for three hours. There is no cost and participants may attend every session or selected sessions. 

2017 Dates

Quote Event no: #4239

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017   

Sessions run between 10am – 1pm.

Dementia Program: Carers, Families and the System

Are you caring for somebody with a diagnosis of dementia? To take part in our practical, interactive program, which offers clear, take home strategies for carers you need to be caring for a person who has had a medical diagnosis of dementia.

The program consists of 4 sessions, each of three hours duration. Participants must attend the first session to continue in the program and cannot bring the person they care for to any of the four sessions.

What will the program cover?

Session 1: Myths and realities Expose myths, explore realities

Understand the impact on carers of some of the changes in the brain of the person with dementia.

Session 2: Behaviours of concern

Identify some triggers for behaviours of concern Identify some strategies that may assist carers.

Session 3: Communication techniques

  • Identify and practice effective communication skills to use with the person living with dementia.
  • The importance of self-care for carers.

Session 4:  Problem solving and activities

  • Tips that may assist with behaviours of concern.
  • Meaningful activities you can do at home with the person with dementia.

How does the program work?

Each session runs for three hours and builds on the previous content. Carers must attend the first session to continue in the program.

To participate, the person you are caring for must have had a diagnosis of dementia.

Carers need to attend without the person they care for.

2017 Dates

Quote Event no: #4253

Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Sessions run between 10am – 1pm.

Disability Program: Carers, Families and the System

Are you caring for a person with a disability?

Do you want to know more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)? This program explores changes in the disability support system and discusses future planning with a family-centred approach.

The program consists of four sessions, each of three hours in duration. Participants must attend the first session to continue in the program and sessions are for carers only.

If you are interested in attending the program, or if your Carer Support Group wishes to host the program please email: education@carersvictoria.org.au or call 1800 242 636.

Program Overview

Session 1: Preparing for Change

Learn about changes in disability support system.

Explore future planning with a family-centred approach.

Session 2: Adapting to Change

Explore challenges and concerns in relation to change.

Make a start on future plans that work for you and the person you care for.

Session 3: Managing the Change

NDIS plan management options – what are they?

Identify skills and build capacity to plan manage.

Session 4: Making your Voice Heard

Understanding your rights and the rights of the person you care for. Tips for communicating effectively with professionals.

2017 Dates

Quote Event no: #4247.

Thursday 2 March 2017

Thursday 9 March 2017

Thursday 23 March 2017

Thursday 30 March 2017

Sessions run between 10am – 1pm.

Quote Event no: #4251.

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Tuesday 13 June 2917 

Tuesday 20 June 2017 

Sessions run between 10am – 1pm.    

Carer Support Group Facilitator Training

A one-day comprehensive program suitable for: 

  • new facilitators 
  • those starting up a new Carer Support Group (CSG)
  • a refresher for current facilitators.
Cost: $50 for carers, $100 for workers  

When: 10am – 3pm, Thursday, 1 June 2017,quote #4364.  

LGBTIQ Carer Support Group Facilitator Training

The program is suitable for: 

  • New facilitators
  • Those starting up a new Carer Support Group
  • Current facilitators.
Cost: $50 for carers, $100 for workers. 

*This session is suitable for LGBTIQ carers and carers of LGBTIQ. 

When: 10am – 3pm, Thursday, 29 June 2017,quote #4475. 

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