Head Caring Group.
our flyer here
The Tuross Head Caring
Group has grown out of the local Catholic community who saw areas of
need that just require a friendly neighbour type response. They are:
For care givers in
their own home or
Minor odd jobs around the house,
Visiting the sick, housebound or lonely.
Help with computers for the isolated to access e
mails and the Web.
Support to those
suffering a mental illness
meet each week on THURSDAYS
at the Tuross Head Country Club
(Stay on for lunch if
socials are a happy time to which everyone is welcome to attend, buy your
own coffee and join in the happy banter. You do not need to be a signed
up volunteer to join us, just come. We will pick you up if you need a
If you require transport
please phone us. Non Club members will be signed in.
(FYI: Subscription to the Club is $15)
you or someone you know needs our assistance please phone our
0497 315 534
you like to become a Volunteer?
Volunteers and those we help DO NOT need to be Catholic
Because we are a
Church organisation our activities are covered by the church insurance
We require you to
complete a Volunteer Form and anyone needing assistance needs to give
their permission for us to contact them.
Volunteers need to
‘sign up’ in order to be covered and also be prepared to
commit to our Duty of Care requirements for the sake of the volunteer
and the person requiring assistance.
gives us an indication of what areas the voilunteer would be happy to
help out in.
don't have to be a Tradesperson or expert to volunteer !!!!
The requests we have
had are for help with changing a light globe or unscrewing the cap off
a bottle. There are many other tasks that poor eyesight, failing hearing
and bad knees and hips stop us from doing ourselves and there are people
willing to help out. We just need to match them up.
The Caring Group
has also compiled a data base of services available from various Agencies
and will refer those in need of professional assistance or long term
care to these agencies.
us a call - we would love to hear from you
can find other Community service agencies on our
Head Community Services page
you know any CARERS? Or are you working with any CARERS?
Carers are people who
provide unpaid work/support to a family member or friend with
a disability, mental illness, frail aged, chronic illness or those
who need palliative care.
Carers may or may not
be receiving Centrelink benefit, this does not affect eligibility.
Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (SH CRCC)provides support
for carers with;
Respite – 1800 052 222 is available 24hrs, 7 days a week.
For example, should a carer become ill during the night or admitted
to go to hospital, carers can feel at ease knowing that they can
phone SH CRCC at 3am if necessary.
· Short Term
Some of the types of
supports, but not limited to, are;
to medical appointments
in an aged care facility
that are relevant to caring role i.e. first aid
to assist in performing caring role
As every care situation
is different, we aim to be as flexible as possible to find the
respite arrangement that works best for you and your family. We
aim to support the diversity of different family needs.
If possible, we encourage
carers to register prior to needing assistance.
If you have any enquiries,
please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 052 222 or email