My Time provides support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition. MyTime provides a place to socialise, to discuss, to get information, and to support and be supported by other carers.
Facilitators work with group members, helping them get to know each other and learn more about the services and supports in their area. Members choose what they would like to discuss in their groups, with help from the facilitator. Depending on what the group wants to do, the facilitator might guide group activities or provide resources. Facilitators are workers from local organisations. They have qualifications and experience in disability, parenting or family support and bring to the MyTime group a good understanding of local resources and support services.
Any person who is eligible for the Carer (child) allowance is welcome to attend until their child reaches 16. Children can accompany members to groups until they reach school age.
Mums Connect runs two My Time Programs from Power Neighbourhood House.
1) A Mums Group with general play for children
2) A Family Group with Lego play for children
Mums are welcome to attend either group. Mums Connect also run additional events and activities from time to time.
Our mums group (1) meet on the last Saturday of the month from 9.30 to 12.30 and the Lego Club runs every second Saturday of the month from 1 to 3pm at Power Neighbourhood House.
You are welcome to browse our new resource library and settle your child/children in from 9.30 and stay until 12.30 pm. A play helper will be available to help look after children from 9.30 to 12.30 pm. A facilitator supports this group.
Children remain the responsibility of the parent(s) or carer(s) while they are at the neighbourhood house.
IS THERE A FACILITY FOR THE PERSON I AM CARING FOR TO BE LOOKED AFTER WHILE I'M ATTENDING THE MEETING?
Play helpers keep children, including under school aged siblings, busy and active in activities such as singing, drawing, playing with toys, blocks or sand so members can spend time catching up with one another. Play helpers have skills in leading children’s play activities. However, they may not be qualified child care workers.
MEETING DAY, TIME AND LOCATION
Last Saturday of the month from 9.30 to 12.30 and the Lego Club runs every second Saturday of the month from 1 to 3pm at Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue Ashwood VIC
Please Contact Support Group Co-ordinator to confirm meeting dates, locations and times as these are subject to change
THE ORGANISATION HOSTING THIS GROUP
Contact Gen from Playgroup Victoria
p. 1800 171 882 on Ext 148
m. 0426 200 018
Frequently asked questions
Can the person I'm looking after attend the carer support group meetings with me?
Is there care available for the person I am looking after while I attend the meeting?
Is the organisation accessible for people with disabilities?