The Carer Wellness Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that supports unpaid, family carers across the Adelaide Hills and Strathalbyn Districts. The two centres at Woodside and Strathalbyn offer a friendly and empathetic environment where Carers can access information, advocacy, respite and emotional support, as well as meeting other Carers through activities, support groups and well needed breaks.
The Centre offers support to those who are caring for a person with a disability, chronic illness, are frail or aged, or who have a mental illness.
The impact of caring can be vast and effect many aspects of a carers existence. The friendly team at the Carer Wellness Centre understands that there is no ‘usual’ in the caring role and aims to provide a service that is flexible, needs led and as individual as each Carer’s experience.
Carer Support Workers offer a listening ear, as well as practical support and information to help to balance the caring role with the Carer’s own emotional, physical and social needs.
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