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Counselling, Support Information and Advocacy, Carer Support Program 2018 (CSIA)


About the CSIA Program

Family Based Care’s 2018 CSIA program provides Carers with a number of opportunities for information, support, resilience and skills training. The Program includes;

    • Attendance at local community events to provide information and carers resources,
    • Offering non therapeutic counselling sessions in a centre based or informal settings.
    • “Café Chats” Enjoy a coffee and a chat with Bonnie Murfett each Saturday at a variety of Cafes across the North West Coast, an opportunity to seek advice, information and non therapeutic counselling in an informal setting,
    • “Inclusion Café” Is a free social luncheon for carers of the frail aged and disabled to network and receive support information and advocacy assistance commencing 3rd April once per fortnight at the Burnie Uniting Church Hall.
    • Rural and regional information sessions across the NW Coast for carers from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Communities (ATSI), and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and those providing Kin care to grandchildren and other family members and,
    • Inclusion ARRTS Program is a 12 week Arts program for the disabled and their carers to build resilience, teamwork and receive support information and advocacy regarding disability, NDIS and other services. Based in the Burnie Uniting Church the program culminates in a showcase week that is open to the public.

Café Chats

Do you need advice and support to help you in your role as a Carer? Do you provide unpaid care for a family member or friend who has a disability, mental health issue or who is aged? Café Chats offers Carers the opportunity to meet with FBC’s Counsellor Bonnie Murfet, who can help you work through your personal situation.  Click on the link to access the Café Chat’s Facebook for venue and times of sessions  Cafe Chats – Supporting NW Tas Carers

Cafe Chats – Sunday, 25 March 2018

9 am — Sheffield —  Fudge n Good Coffee
11 am —  Railton — Limestone Cafe
1 pm — Latrobe — Shadows Cafe

Community Events

Wynyard Events
  • The Wynyard ShowSaturday 17th March – Meet Peter and Katrina from Family Based Care in Wynyard
Burnie Events
  • Social Luncheons/Inclusion Cafe – From Tuesday 3rd April, held each fortnight at the Uniting Church in Burnie.  Enjoy a delicious lunch and make new friendships. A wonderful opportunity for Carers and Care Recipients to enjoy a social outing together or for the Carer to enjoy time for self care.

Other Events Happening Across the NW Coast

  •  Inclusion Arts for Respite, Resilience and Skills” (ARRTS)An exciting program soon to commence providing a variety of opportunities for people living with disability and their carers to share stories, enjoy new experiences and provide our community the opportunity to attend an exciting production. Venues to be announced soon.
  • Community Awareness Sessions – Our Family Based Care Team will visit local community centres with a variety of information and guest presenters to help build awareness about the services and support that is available across the NW community to Carers and their care recipients.  These sessions are free and include; morning tea, lunch and guest presentations.  There will be information and resources to take home and the opportunity to receive referrals to other services. Venues to be announced soon.
  • Culturally appropriate information sessions – Soon to commence on the North West Coast,  for those who are living in our communities who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, to provide information and links to appropriate services and support.

Carers Hub

Family Based Care’s Carers Hub is a place where Carers may drop by for a coffee and a chat and to pick up information and resources about other services and support networks across the community. The Carers Hub is located at 192 Wilson Street, Burnie.

Search our Family Based Care Facebook page, view our website or contact Family Based Care on 1800 684 098 for further information and details about the exciting new programs for 2018!


A Carers Support Information and Advocacy Program funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services