Plan to give car­ers more sup­port

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CAR­ERS are peo­ple who pro­vide un­paid care and sup­port to fam­ily mem­bers and friends who have a dis­abil­ity, men­tal ill­ness, chronic con­di­tion, ter­mi­nal ill­ness, an al­co­hol or other drug is­sue or who are frail aged.

Car­ers come from all back­grounds and range from the very young to the el­derly.

Car­ing may in­clude emo­tional, so­cial and phys­i­cal sup­port. The chances are you are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.

Rochester Com­mu­nity House would like to start a Car­ers Sup­port Group for the lo­cal and sur­round­ing dis­trict.

The group would aim to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion, peer sup­port and recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal car­ers with monthly meet­ings.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the group, please pro­vide your ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est to Amanda at Rochester Com­mu­nity House on 5484 3600.

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