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Carer Activities

Craft and Computer Classes

The Craft and Computer Classes are for carers and care recipients registered with the Volunteer Community Support Program at Carers NT. There is no criteria to join the classes. Participants are simply invited to come along and learn some new skills.

The main objective of the craft class is to enjoy making different craft products, to build confidence and obtain social interaction. The facilitator often adds a theme to the craft classes in line with other events happening at that time of the year.

The objectives of the computer classes are to develop confidence and self-esteem among participants, to build awareness of risks associated with online activities, to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their skills for employment and lastly to provide the opportunity to connect with social media and the group itself to reduce social isolation.

Transport to the craft and computer classes can be organised, however please note that preference will be given to the participants of the Volunteer Community Support Program with disability. A gold coin donation is appreciated when participating in the craft class. For the computer class, participants are encouraged to bring their own devices like an iPad, Notebook (laptop) or tablet as the Volunteer Program has limited devices at its disposal.

Craft and Computer classes are each run once per month on the weekend, the Activity Calendar can be viewed here.

Individual flyers are sent to regular participants in advance of each event so you are encouraged to get in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator if you would like to be added to the mailing list.

If you would like to like to find out more about the Craft or Computer Classes or to be added to the mailing list contact the Volunteer Coordinator on 1800 242 636 or email [email protected].

Peer Support Groups - Darwin

Carers NT provides registered carers with the opportunity to attend peer support groups which provide a supportive, comfortable and welcoming environment where carers are able to discuss day to day issues or topics of interest and collectively seek solutions through mutual support which are facilitated by Carer Peer Support Workers.

Tuesday Lunch Support Group - Weekly

Every Tuesday a group of carers meet for a healthy and relaxing lunch where they can spend time talking with other carers about day to day issues and/or topics of interest.

The group meets on a Tuesday from 12 pm for approximately one hour at the Carers NT office. On occasions the lunch might be held at a local café or restaurant.

Carers who have registered their interest in attending the group will be sent an SMS reminder. Carers are asked to RSVP for catering purposes.

Wednesday Morning Support Group - Bi-monthly

The group provides a supportive atmosphere for family carers to discuss day to day issues and/or topics of interest. A light morning tea is provided.

The format and content for the group is intended to be directed by topics and areas of interest nominated by carers participating in the group.

The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Carers NT office. Carers who have registered their interest in attending will be sent an SMS reminder.

Coming Soon - Evening Support Group

This group is carer driven. The topics are discussed after consultation with the carers attending the group. This group will meet twice per month on an evening during the week where carers share a meal in a comfortable setting of mutual support. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Carers NT office.

To register your interest in attending this group in 2019, please email to [email protected] or contact 1800 242 636.

Care for a Cuppa – Alice Springs

The 'Care for a Cuppa' Support Group in Alice Springs meets monthly and is an initiative of Carers NT and ARRCS.

The monthly meetings alternate between social gatherings and information sessions and are free for Registered Carers to attend.

Meetings start at 10am with each social gathering occurring at a different café in Alice Springs. Information sessions will generally be at the Carers NT office at 1/9 Parsons Street, Alice Springs although occasionally they are elsewhere.

Care for a Cuppa group meets the first Friday of every month at the Watertank Cafe in Alice Springs with many thanks to their very generous donation of free coffee and cake to the group. The second monthly group meets on the third Tuesday of every month and meets either in the Alice Springs office, for information sessions, or at different cafes each month.

Carers are invited to contact the Alice Springs Carer Advisor to register their interest for the 'Care for a Cuppa' Support Group and to receive a personal invite each month with details of the next meeting's date, time and venue.

To contact Carers NT call 08 8953 1669 or email Steffanie Kitto [email protected]

View Care for a Cuppa Calendar

Kare for a Kuppa – Katherine

The Kare for a Kuppa support group in Katherine meets monthly and provides registered carers a chance to meet in a comfortable and welcome environment.

The monthly meetings alternate between social gatherings and information sessions that are free for registered carers to attend.

Kare for a Kuppa group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Carers NT Office at Shops 4&5, 27 Katherine Terrace, Katherine for morning tea at 10am. The following monthly meeting will be held at an alternative location discussed by group participants for a social lunch.

Carers are invited to contact the Katherine Respite Advisor to register their interest or enquire about the Kare for a Kuppa support group, contact Carers NT on 08 8971 2766 or email Colleen Wakefield on [email protected]

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