Carer Support Group Facilitators

Carer Support Group Facilitators

Carer Support Groups connect carers who understand each other’s experiences and needs.

These practical resources for Facilitators on establishing and growing Carer Support Groups answer key questions on setting up and running groups.

For more ideas and tips see the Further Reading section for resources covering more on group dynamics, managing communication and conflict, group membership and tips on running successful support group meetings.

Section 1 - Carer Support Groups

  • Why Start a Carer Support Group?
  • Who is the Group for?
  • Define the Purpose of the Group

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Section 2 - Types or Modes of Groups

  • Types or Modes of Groups
  • Activity Based
  • Face-To-Face Meetings
  • Online

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Section 3 - Leading a Group

  • Core Principles
  • Managing the Group
  • Facilitators Role
  • Qualities of a Facilitator
  • Who is in Your Team?
  • Managing Boundaries
  • Managing Conflict

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Section 4 - Building a Carer Support Group That is Sustainable

  • Building a Carer Support Group That is Sustainable
  • Attracting Members
  • Retaining Members
  • Succession Planning
  • Succession Planning Templates

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Section 5 - Setting Up a Not-For-Profit and Raising Funds

  • Registering and incorporating a Group
  • Terms of Reference
  • Committee Roles
  • Fundraising
  • Donations
  • Sponsorship
  • Registering for an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Insurance
  • Where to Apply for Grants and Funding

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Section 6 - Evidence-Based Research

  • Examples of Successful Grant Applications
  • Evidence to Support a Grant Application

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Section 7 - Further Reading

  • For More Information
  • Australian Resources
  • International Resources

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