Group gives carers time for break
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.
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.