What it is
The Carer Check Up is a brief structured intervention that aims to assist carers navigate the various support services on offer through the assessment and provision of individualised feedback. What a carer can expect after completing the Carer Check Up is an increased awareness about his/her current circumstances and impact it is having on him/her, increased knowledge about the ways he/she can support themselves and their loved one, and a clear understanding of what support options are on offer that specifically match to his/her individual needs.
How it works
The Carer Check Up is run over three weekly one-hour sessions. For the first session a carer will be asked to discuss his/her circumstances with a support worker who will listen empathetically, as well as complete several assessment questionnaires that will be used for the provision of individualised feedback. For the second session a carer will be provided personalised feedback about his/her circumstances, informed of ways he/she can best support themselves and loved one, and given an opportunity to identify a support option that matches up with his/her needs. The final session is a chance to discuss progress in addressing needs and planning for the future.
How to get involved
If you are interested in arranging a time to undertake the Carer Check Up, or simply wish to know more about it, you can speak to one of the support workers at ARAFMI by calling (02) 42833 933 or (02) 42833 499 or stopping by at the office located at 17 Princes Highway, Fairy Meadow.