Update 9 February 2022
Additional carer respite funded program approval
St John of God Accord has secured additional carer respite funding to pro-vide unpaid carers with additional respite, employment and training opportunities. This great initiative will pave the way for unpaid carers while caring for vulnerable loved ones during this pandemic to have a sense of self.
“The respite funding will see more opportunities for our unpaid carers to just take a break or valuable time for themselves to engage in work, study, exercise or social activities” says CEO Lisa Evans.
We have plans to run recreational weekends away for NDIS participants who currently live at home. The weekends will be offered in coastal, regional and urban areas and will be provided at no cost to participants. We have just appointed a project manager to oversee this opportunity.
Here at St John of God Accord we strongly advocate and acknowledge the role our families and carers play in caring for a loved one and particular during this pandemic.
This funding package will allow us to put additional programs in place whereby the unpaid carer and their loved one are supported in unison.
Across Victoria, more than 726,000 carers give their time and effort to look after a family member or friend who needs them, whether due to chronic disease, mental illness, disability or old age