Parent & Carer Support

Take some time out!

Come along, meet other carers and enjoy fun, sociable outings and activities plus opportunities to share information and network.

Carer Support

IOE runs a number of carer support groups which operate throughout the local eastern and adjoining municipalities.  It doesn’t matter where you live you can choose which of the advertised activities you want to attend.

As well as low cost short social outings Carer Support Groups run a program of information based activities and workshops to support you in your carer role. If you care for someone with a disability you are welcome.

Parent Social Support

We have separate groups for Mums (plus other female carers) and Dads (plus other male carers). Come along and enjoy a variety of sociable day or evening outings each month plus an annual weekend away. We do the organising, you do the enjoying and the relaxing.

As well as taking part in some great activities in the company of others, the groups provide a chance to network and share experiences too. So, come along, have a chat, have a laugh, meet new people and have a well deserved break.

Grandparent Support

An increasing number of grandparents are taking on the care of people with disabilities. Their circumstances come with a set of particular challenges. Unfortunately the needs of our older carers are often overlooked and that is why we started our Grandparent Carer Group. FREE get-togethers to recognise and celebrate the unique role of full-time grandparent carers in our community. Meet others who share this role and enjoy some lovely company. 

IOE values the contribution of many grandparents who support family members with the care of their children, however please note that this program is for grandparents who are the full-time carer/guardian of their grandchild(ren).  

To find out more about the program please contact familysupport@ioe.org.au

Activities are planned quarterly. Take a look at our latest Family Support Newsletter below:

Or for a printable version of the quarterly Family Support Program, click the link below.

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