Aboriginal Carer Support and Respite program aims to support Aboriginal Carers cultural customs across the Northern metropolitan region of Adelaide, by regenerating traditional cultural values, beliefs and healing practices. The program provides the opportunity for participants, to share knowledge with the aim of empowering positive social & emotional wellbeing outcomes for participants taking part in the program.
Northern Carers Network supports Aboriginal Carers, Grand Parents and their families to have better access to services, information, counselling and advocacy. A variety of activities including retreats, support groups, respite and social outings are offered to Carers. Support groups specifically for Carers, Young Carers and Grand Parents are held regularly.
NCN provides a range of services to support Aboriginal Carers and Grandparents and they are as follows:
We have support groups designed for the specific needs of Aboriginal people who are Carers.
Aboriginal support groups offer people an avenue to share issues with others that have lived experience and knowledge. Topics may vary dependant on the needs of the group. Guest speakers from government and non-government organisation are invited to provide valuable information and resources available to Aboriginal people in their area.
Support groups are based in Elizabeth, Salisbury, Enfield and Gawler areas listed below:
EMU (Elderly Miminus United) - ELIZABETH
Where: Relationships Australia 13 Elizabeth Way Elizabeth
When: 1st Wednesday of the month, 11am - 2pm
Grandparents & Carers - SALISBURY
Where: John Young Centre, Salisbury
When: 2nd Thursday of the month, 11am - 2pm
Grandparents & Carers - GILLES PLAINS
Where: Maringga Turtpandi, 1 Gilles St, Hillcrest
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 11am - 2pm
Phone Charmayne for details - contact NCN here
Centre based group program for Elders that includes meals and transport.
If you are caring for a person with disability 18 years old and over or an Elder experiencing age frailty NCN can provide Flexible Respite up to 12 hours of respite per month to provide you with a break. You have choice and control over when and how your respite is delivered. See Respite brochure below.
phone 8284 0388
fax 8284 0399
Northern Carers Network offers access to a range of Support Groups for Carers. Some are specialised and others are more general. Some groups meet monthly and some fortnightly. Some share coffee and a chat and others hear from guest speakers or go out and about. What they all have in common is they provide an opportunity for Carers to connect with people in similar circumstances to their own.