The Benevolent Society know that caring for someone, while incredibly rewarding, can also be tough. Older carers of those with mental health issues, chronic and terminal illness and disability often prioritise their loved ones needs over their own, which can impact a carer’s mental health and wellbeing.
Volunteer Carer Connect supports older carers through a structured social relationship program, improving social connection for those who are experiencing or are at risk of severe isolation, loneliness, and anxiety.
How does Volunteer Carer Connect work?
Each carer who engages in the program is matched to a trained volunteer. Volunteers will provide one-on-one social, informational and emotional support to carers over the phone or through online platforms during COVID-19.
Volunteers will also support carers who are seniors to connect with other available support services in their community.
Volunteer Carer Connect is a free service funded by the Queensland Department of Health Covid-19 Response.
Who can access Volunteer Carer Connect?
Carers can access Volunteer Carer Connect if they meet the following criteria:
Accessing Volunteer Carer Connect
To make a referral to the Volunteer Carer Connect, contact The Benevolent Society on 1800 236 762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is the Benevolent Society?
They are Australia’s older charity and have been supporting older Australian’s, carers, people with disability, and children and families for over 200 years. Their vision is just a society where everyone thrives.
For more information you can contact The Benevolent Society on 1800 236 762.