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.

As of the 1st January 2020 anyone who wishes to apply for IOE’s family support programs is required to first complete the Family Support Enrolment Form. This is an essential first step in accessing services, as it confirms carer status and other relevant details which are a critical to IOE’s eligibility for program funding.

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.

Activities are planned monthly. Take a look at what is planned by clicking the link below.

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.

To check out and apply for our 2020 programs for mums and the next month’s dads activity please click the links below.

Grandparent Support

An increasing number of grandparents and older people are taking on the care of people with disabilities. Their circumstances come with a set of particular challenges and specific issues.

Unfortunately the needs of our older carers are often overlooked and that is why we started our Grandparent Support group. Take the chance to get away for a while on an outing, get to know others in a similar situation, build networks and gain valuable information.

To find out more about the program please contact

Want to do some gentle exercise in a supportive environment? We encourage you to give Pilates and Aqua Aerobics a go with our Active Carers program.

Get Fit with IOE !

Get active, get fit, feel good.  Come along to our ‘Active Carers’ pilates and water aerobics sessions and our new ‘Dads Fit’ sessions. Make some ME time.


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