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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

Carer Support Sessions at the Carers’ Centre

Do you need a break?  Our Carer Support Sessions may be just what you need.  Through our carer support sessions you can  learn about the services that are available to help you and find out how to access support in your community.  A light meal and/or  refreshments are provided.  Join Fiona anytime between 11am and 1pm  or 2pm and 4pm or stay for longer.  Sessions start on 4 October 2019. See the table below for details

4th October 2018 11am to 1pm
18th October 2018 2pm to 4pm
1st November 11am to 1pm
15th November 2pm to 4pm
6th  December 2018 11am to 1pm
20th December 2018 2pm to 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 each Tuesday fortnight 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:

30th October

11 am

Lunch is served at

12 noon

13th November
11th December
18th December


Community Events

 During September and October our Family Based Care team is attending the following events

  • Health and Wellbeing Expo – Friday 19th October between 9am & 3pm at the Gnomon Pavilion, River Room , Wharf Precinct Ulverstone
  • Mission Australia Gateway Service NW – International Day of People with a Disability Expo – Don Centre, 100 Don Rd, Devonport – 11am – 2pm


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