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Who is Carer Connections

Carer Connections is a division of the Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Ltd (KNC). 

What can we do for you

Carer Connections is all about providing carers with consistent positive outcomes through:

     Information

     Awareness

     Guidance

     Linkage to Services

At Carer Connections we recognise the importance of carers through the NSW Carers Charter.

The Carer Charter states that:

  • Carers make a valuable contribution to the community 

  • Carers' health and wellbeing is important

  • Carers are diverse and have individual needs within and beyond their caring role

  • Carers are partners in care.

Information for Carers

The Carer Gateway is main resource for carers.

It is filled with useful resources that can help you with your role as carer and your general well-being.  You will find resources on the following topics:

 

  • Health - Nutrition and fitness

  • Caring role - Access to information/educational resources, training, caring advice/mentoring, legal advice, advocacy, equipment/aids

  • Finances - How to apply for carer payment/allowance

  • Support regarding work - returning to work, strategies to communicate/negotiate with employer and post cessation of employment

  • Carer Connections can assist you in locating this information and navigating the Carer Gateway website.​

As the Carer Gateway develops over the next year, the following services will be available.  Until then Carer Connections is able to provide these services.

Peer Support

Peer support both online and in person. Support groups are organised especially to allow carers to gain connection with other carers so they can feel supported and connected in their time of need. 

Counselling

Organise counselling sessions for carers via our accredited providers both in person or online. 

Coaching

Both self-guided and facilitated coaching is available in a variety of topics such as fitness, nutrition, mentoring, legal advice, stress management and post cessation of employment support. 

Carer Directed Support

In addition to providing the above ancillary support, Carer Connections can arrange for a range of practical support to assist carers in their caring role. Such as:

  • respite

  • assistance with transport

  • personal carer

  • assistive devices and technologies

  • bookkeeping and financial planning

  • home maintenance (eg gardening and other handyman jobs)

  • allied health services

  • NDIS plan management & co-ordination

  • medical & Mobility equipment

  • home nursing

  • home modification

  • meal preparation and healthy eating assistance

  • laundry service and linen change

  • other household tasks (eg cooking and cleaning)

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