What’s Happening at FBC…

Carer Support Program 2018

FBC’s  Carers Support Program connects Carers to the services and supports available to Carers and refers Carers to appropriate organisations for counselling and advocacy.  Our program also provides Carers with the opportunity to meet others living in similar circumstances, share experiences and enjoy social outings together.

Carers’ Centre – 192 Wilson Street, South Burnie

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? 

Visit our Carers’ Centre to talk to someone about the support services available to you in your community.  Carers Tas and Leap Dynamics are also located at the FBC Carers’ Centre and Diane, Tammy and Bonnie are available to help you work through your personal situation.

Open weekdays between 9am & 4pm

Inclusion Café – Social Luncheon

Inclusion Café is a great opportunity for Carers and Care recipients to enjoy an outing together or for the Carer to take a break! (Respite care may be arranged if required)

Held monthly on a Tuesday at the Uniting Church in Burnie.  Enjoy a delicious lunch,  make new friendships and reconnect with friends from the past.

Guests welcome from 11am and lunch is served from 12 noon. Entertainment is provided when available and our host Fiona provides a display of “What’s On” in the local community, as well as information and resources about other services and support networks.

Bookings are preferred to assist with catering. Contact Fiona Blenkhorn at Family Based Care on freecall 1800 684 098. Join us on the following dates:

19 March 2019

11 am

Lunch is served at

12 noon 

9 April 2019
14 May 2019
18 June 2019
 16 July 2019
 13 August
 10 September


Community Events


 March 2019

  •  Living Books @ the Burnie Library – Friday 8th March 2019 between 10 am & 12 pm at the Burnie Library – Join us at the Burnie Library to hear amazing stories from inspirational women living in our community.


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 available for 2018!

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