Calling all LGBTIQA+ carers!

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Published Aug 06 2021

Merri Carer Services are looking for LGBTIQA+ people to be part of, feed into, or run a peer lead carer group.

Are you, or do you know, an LGBTIQA+ carer who would benefit from a group to connect through shared experiences, socialise and relax?

Merri's Nicholas Colicchia and Jager Corvus are creating a support, peer lead group where LGBTIQA+ carers can come together.

These carers could be someone who assists a friend, family, or partner/s with a disability, mental health issues, alcohol and drug use or chronic illness. The care they provide can be anything from a couple of hours to daily or weekly. They must live in the Yarra, Banyule, Darebin, Moreland, Hume, Nillumbik and Whittlesea areas.

This group could be a space for them to connect through shared experiences, socialise and relax. There is scope for them to create specific groups in their area of interest, age and identities.

Merri Health and Yarra Council will provide the meeting place for the group and the resources to make this all happen.

To find out more, email