Sometimes carers are too busy looking after others and they often do not have time, or make time, for themselves.
AMCS recognises that the health and wellbeing of carers is extremely important. Providing carer support through respite, supporting with service gaps, equipment, health and wellbeing and other tailored support, carers can access AMCS Carer Support Services that will ensure they receive a much needed break from their caring role.
Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.
No formal referral process is required. You are eligible if:
Simply call us to check your eligibility and we will work to support you in whatever capacity we can.
We provide tailored support to you based on your individual needs. We work in partnership with you by discussing your priorities. We can support your short-term and ongoing goals to improve your health and wellbeing as well as supporting the person you are caring for.
Some examples of the types of support we can offer are:
AMCS can help to support carers in the following areas:
AMCS Support for carers programs is supported by the Victorian Government.
Please contact us via the contact information in the left hand panel of this page.
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This carers’ support program provides a short respite for carers to spend time away from their daily activities/duties and recharge their batteries.
It is essential for carers to connect with other people in similar circumstances to exchange experiences in a positive environment and have fun times. I greatly appreciated the outing to Peninsula Hot Springs and hope this type of empowering meetings will continue in the future.
Thank you again for organising a fun and thoughtful event for carers. It was a perfect opportunity to get to know other carers while enjoying activities together.
Peninsula Hot Springs was wonderful. A truly amazing experience to relax from everyday stress of life. Lunch afterwards was a bonus.