Group gives car­ers time for break

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - Ge­orge Smith

THE MONTO branch of Steps Care for Car­ers re­cently met to bring the dis­trict’s car­ers to­gether. The Bund­aberg group meets quar­terly and cov­ers most of theWide Bay Bur­nett.

Pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Beth Boorer said the fo­cus was mainly on build­ing carer re­silience through bring­ing in in­for­ma­tion in the form of guests or work­shops. The group is a means of sup­port not to re­ceivers of care but to the peo­ple who pro­vide the care.

“We aim to sup­port car­ers of all ages and car­ing re­spon­si­bil­i­ties andwe re­ally re­spect pri­vacy and what hap­pens in the group stays in the group,” Mrs Boorer said.

“We are con­sid­er­ing a car­ers’ expo, where car­ers can meet rel­e­vant ser­vices in one place.

“Our group will also run a life skills work­shop around is­sues fac­ing car­ers.”

Steps Care for Car­ers has eight reg­is­tered car­ers in Monto. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact 4150 1900.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

PRO­VID­ING SUP­PORT: Narelle Kerr, Elaine Cook, Melissa Dowling, Lynette Kenny, Billy J Cox and Beth Boorer at the Steps Care For Car­ers Monto branch meet­ing.

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