What you need to know

Carers

We are committed to ensuring all carers feel recognised and supported in their caring role

Who are carers?

Did you know, Australia has over 2.7 million unpaid carers, which accounts for 12% of the population?

Carers are people who provide unpaid emotional, social and/or financial support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition and terminal illness.

Carer stories

Learn about just a few of our inspirational Moonee Valley carers.

Find out more about who carers are at Carer Gateway

Programs for carers

Moonee Valley City Council have a suite of programs that aim to promote carers health and overall wellbeing. All you need to do is register as a carer.

  • Weekly exercise program
  • Weekly chair yoga and meditation program
  • Weekly choir group (open to the community)
  • Weekly telephone group (open to the community)
  • Weekly telephone casual chat group (open to the community)
  • Monthly carers walk and brunch
  • Monthly social catch up
  • Monthly dementia support group

Need some time for yourself?

Moonee Valley City Council have several in-home and community-based respite programs available for the people you care for that help you take a break.

Have you heard about the HACC-PYP, CHSP and Home Care Packages we offer?

Find out if you’re eligible by phoning Intake on 9243 8806.

Register for our carers program

By registering as a carer with Moonee Valley City Council, you will have access to programs, events and information.

Carers are people who provide unpaid emotional, social and/or financial support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness and frail age.

 

National Carers Week

Moonee Valley City Council hosted its first Carers Thank You Event in 2017. The Council continues to offer this annual sitdown event which coincided with National Carers Week and recognises the commitment and support carers give to the people they care for and the community.

See photos from our 2019 and 2018 events.

Subscribe to our Caring for Carers newsletter

You will receive ongoing updates and access to resources, information, programs and events for carers in Moonee Valley via email.

Resources

For all carers –

Carers Victoria

Carers Gateway

Merri Health

 

For aged carers - My Aged Care

For mental health carers - Tandem Carers

For dementia carers - Dementia Australia

For young carers - Little Dreamers

 

Contact Information

Team Leader Disability Access & Support on 9243 1036 or carers@mvcc.vic.gov.au