Big Day Out for Carers

To celebrate National Carers Week, the ILC in partnership with the City of Stirling will be hosting a Carers Big Day Out on Monday 14 October.

This free event is to enable community and carer respite services to reach out to carers within the community and showcase what they offer and provide. Services including respite and Home & Community Care (HACC) for aged care, disability, mental health and young carers have been invited to participate along with peak bodies and other key community groups.

Attendees will have access to the latest information on rapidly changing community programs and respite services across the north metropolitan region. Together with a range of exhibits and presentations, the day will provide fun recreational activities for carers, entertainment and catering.

The event details are:

  • Monday 14 October, 10am – 3pm
  • Scarborough Community Centre, 173 Gildercliffe Street, Scarborough
  • Free

If you require transport or respite care to enable you to attend the event contact ILC’s Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222.

Carers Big Day Out Poster

Carer Big Day Out Program

4 Responses

  1. Kelly Moore says:

    The ILC Assistive Equipment Teams are really looking forward to attending this event, and hosting an information stall. We will have our database http://ilcaustralia.org.au/ and a range of equipment available, to be able to answer any questions that carers might have.

    Are you caring for someone who uses equipment or technology? Does anyone have any requests for equipment or technology they would like to see demonstrated at this event?

  2. marg parkin says:

    Hi With your Carers Day Out on the 14th October, for those of us who unfortunately would love to come but are unable to make it (ME)Can I access the information for the day that would be so worthwhile. Is there anything on the Thursday and Friday by change
    thanks
    Marg

  3. Jane Trigg says:

    Hi Marg

    Sorry to hear you will not be able to attend on Monday. If you are happy to email me your address details to jane.trigg@ilc.com.au I will ensure you receive any relevant handouts from the day. There is a similar event being held at the Cannington Exhibition Centre 10-2pm on Thursday 17 Oct., hosted by Carers WA.

  4. Jane Trigg says:

    We recently hosted the Carers Big Day Out in partnership with the City of Stirling, at Scarborough Community Centre to celebrate National Carers Week.
    The day was a huge success with over 180 carers attending the event and 35 service providers and several entertainers joining in the fun.
    Resources and information was available on the day to enable carers to understand and navigate their way around community services.
    Thank you to the Mayor of Stirling Councillor David Boothman, who officially opened the event, and all who participated on the day, with the biggest thank you to all the carers who attended.
    Planning for next year’s event has already commenced!

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