Support for carers of people living with dementia.
What is it?
Our dementia carer consultants provide support, advice and education to build carer skills and confidence. We can assist with information about dementia, strategies to help with behaviour changes, planning for the future and links to other dementia services. Group sessions are also available.
Who can use this service?
Any carer living in Moreland, Darebin, Banyule, Yarra, Nillumbik, Hume or Whittlesea.
A contribution to the cost of respite may be made, if needed. This will be discussed with the carer before the services start.
Do I need a referral?
No. You can access dementia advice without a referral.
We also offer consultations in the community and over the phone.
We run events for carers to attend across the northern metropolitan region of Melbourne.
Call CarerLinks North on (03) 9495 2500 or 1800 052 222.
Who are carers?
Carers are family members and friends who look after someone who has problems managing at home or in the community without help. Carers can be parents, partners, spouses, young people, children and friends.
Are there any opportunities for carers to meet other carers?
Yes. We have a number of events during the year that can connect carers to other carers. We also run health and wellbeing events for carers to learn techniques to cope in their caring role.
How will CarerLinks North help me?
We will listen to what you want and need and try to help you in your caring role. We have many services that you can choose from. It is important to talk to someone about your experiences and how you are coping.
How can I refer someone to CarerLinks North?
CarerLinks North is part of the Commonwealth Respite and CareLink Centres nationally and is funded by the Australian and Victorian governments.