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1 Young Carers – Hidden Treasures Katrina Horman August 2010

2 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services BACKGROUND Who are ‘young carers’? The Young Carers Programs – a Government response Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres

3 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services The Young Carers Progra m AIMS 1. Brokerage funding 2. Information pathway 3. Coordination of Services 4. Equitable and appropriate access

4 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services High school students Students attending a vocational institution Primary students with extensive responsibilities

5 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Mixture of services Direct services Indirect services

6 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Choice Outreach and Networking Formal Referral and Intake Procedures Case Planning Holistic approach Intensive personal support when required.

7 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Commencement Aims Referrals Fees

8 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Individualised Respite provision Promoting awareness of services to young carers Increasing community awareness

9 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Educational support Emotional support Social experiences and opportunities Physical respite and support

10 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Tutoring School Liaison Skills training Advocacy

11 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Support group model Counselling links Group brokerage funding

12 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Young Carer website express yourself Art and Writing Competition Recipe Competition Activities such as disco night, camps, Siblings programs establishing e-news yc mailouts

13 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Domestic services Links with ongoing assistance eg. HomeCare Squalor cleans Transport assistance Personal care support

14 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Choice Outreach and Networking Formal Referral and Intake Procedures Case Planning Holistic approach Intensive personal support when required.

15 Working with people who are aged, people with a disability, carers and services Northside Community Forum Inc. Level 3, 1 Chandos Street St Leonards P: F: *FreeCall: *TM (rates are higher for mobiles) E:


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