The Shepparton Access Family Support Group is a group of family members who care for service users who attend Shepparton Access. Our Family Support Group aims to improve outcomes for families by providing opportunities to meet, socialise and learn from other people in similar family situations.
The program has a strong sharing and supporting focus.
Guest speakers from Government Departments and other organisations an services are invited to the meeting to keep families informed about new ideas and advances in the disability sector.
All family members are welcome to attend.
The benefits of being a member of our Family Support Group include:
- Emotional Support – it is often a relief to talk things over with people who understand the caring role.
- Practical Information, Tips and Resources – our members share information about local services and supports, or tips to help make caring easier.
- New Friends – many carers find the demands of caring make it difficult to keep in touch with friends and family. Being part of the group can expand your social circle and keep you feeling less alone.
- Providing Feedback – discussions during our family meetings provide ideas and thoughts which assist us to improve our services.
IS THERE A FACILITY FOR THE PERSON I AM CARING FOR TO BE LOOKED AFTER WHILE I'M ATTENDING THE MEETING?
Please contact Support Group Co-ordinator to confirm availability of respite during the meeting.
MEETING DAY, TIME AND LOCATION
The Family Support Group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm at Shepparton Access.
Please Contact Support Group Co-ordinator to confirm meeting dates, locations and times as these are subject to change
THE ORGANISATION HOSTING THIS GROUP
Frequently asked questions
Can the person I care for attend the carer support group meetings with me?
Does the location where you meet have wheelchair access?