In-person coaching now available via Carers Gateway
If you are a carer, you can currently access support and services from the Carer Gateway. From July 2021, carers Australia-wide will also be able to access a new in-person facilitated coaching service through Carer Gateway service providers within their local area.
This new service will mean that carers can talk to a professional coach to reflect on their experiences and needs, identify personal goals and create a plan to reach these goals.
In-person facilitated coaching delivered through Carer Gateway was piloted in South Australia and Victoria from August 2020 to February 2021. Carers who were part of the pilot reported that the in-person facilitated coaching helped with their sense of empowerment and taught them new strategies to put into place to support their own wellbeing in their caring role.
Carers can find out more about the in-person facilitated coaching service and other services such as counselling, targeted financial supports, peer support groups or planned and emergency respite by contacting the Carer Gateway.
Call 1800 422 737, Monday to Friday 8am–5pm and select option 1 to speak with a local service provider. You can access support for emergency respite on the same number at any time.
Source: disAbility e-news