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Charity

Families Supporting Families Incorporated

Project

Carers Café Plus- Connect, Learn, Grow

Region

Hunter, NSW

Funding

$9,900

Funding Dates

November 2014 - September 2017

The Issue

Carers and families of children with a disability often feel socially isolated and overwhelmed from living with difficult and complex circumstances.

Based in the Hunter region, Families Supporting Families is an inclusive volunteer run organisation that supports the whole family of a child with additional needs. Families Supporting Families value the stories and experiences of their members and celebrate the uniqueness of their children.

The Project

The Carers Café Plus project provides a variety of opportunities for carers of children with additional needs to connect with one another at no or minimal cost. It allows them to share information and experiences and to build their capacity to support their child with special needs.

Originally supported by nib foundation during 2015, our funding will continue in 2016, enabling Families Supporting Families to hold six Carers Café gatherings, four Carers Café Plus workshops and an annual Carers Dinner.

The Impact

The Carer Café Plus program reduces the sense of isolation carers often experience, improves access to information and empowers carers through education. 

For more information visit their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FamiliesSupportingFamilies

Great to catch up with carers and hear their experiences about the NDIA

Carers Cafe Participant