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
Section 2 - Types or Modes of Groups
- Activity based
- Face-to-face meetings
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
Section 4 - Group Membership
- Attracting members
- Retaining members
- Succession planning
- Succession plan template
Section 5 - Setting up a Not-For-Profit
- Registering and incorporating a group
- Terms of Reference
- Committee roles
- Registering for an ABN
- Where to apply for grants and funding
Section 6 - Evidence-Based Research
- Examples of successful grant applications
- Evidence to support a grant application
Section 7 - Further Reading
- Australian Resources
- International Resources