Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is a Carer Friendly House

An important program 'Carer Friendly' helps tp make neighbourhood houses more informed, compassionate and inviting spaces for Victoria’s carers.

Designed in partnership with Carers Victoria, with support of the State Government, this educational program will result in more social and support opportunities for over 730,000 Victorians with unpaid caring responsibilities. Carers are ordinary people who attend to the diverse needs of family or friends with disability, terminal illness, long lasting injury or mental health issues.

The Carer Friendly program involves neighbourhood house staff and volunteers undertaking a series of online learner modules which focus on a range of areas such as identifying carers, services available to carers, carer benefits and more.

Once the modules are completed, the neighbourhood house will receive a Carer Friendly decal to display on their front window, signalling to carers that they are welcomed, and that the neighbourhood house is a safe space to share their experiences and seek support.

Our staff have completed this training, so the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is accredited as a Carer Friendly House.

Bushfire Planning – you and the person you care for

CFA has created a new free, online training module: Bushfire Planning – you and the person you care for.

See an interview with Rebekah who lives in a high fire-risk area and cared for her daughter who has a neurological disorder.

This module is designed as part of a suite for the care sector that also include Bushfire Safety for Workers (previously called Summer Safe Travel) and Bushfire Planning - how to support your clients, under the CFA's Protecting Vulnerable People project.

National Carer's Week - 10 - 16 October 2021

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