In celebration of National Carers’ Week, Beaucare is facilitating a free morning tea and information session for all carers in the Scenic Rim.
This morning tea is all about supporting carers and providing information to people that work in a carer capacity on what support and services are available to them.
“We open the morning tea up to carers, but also to any elderly person in the Scenic Rim because you never know when you may become a carer, particularly to your partners or family,” says Beaucare’s Operational Support Services Manager, Ainsley Hinkins.
“We are planning on running this event more regularly, though this is Beaucare’s first time.”
The morning tea will involve presentations on online scam awareness and support for carers, which will be presented by Robert Campbell from Carer Gateway.
“Scams these days are so rife,” says Ainsley.
“There is so much drama online and older people tend to be a bit more vulnerable in that space.”
Free hearing tests will be available as well as presentations by Centacare Home Assist, Services Australia and Health Wise.
National Carers’ Week runs from 15 to 21 October, which is a time to acknowledge, celebrate and thank all carers.
A carer is someone who gives care and support to people in their community, such as relatives or friends.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as of 2018, 10.8% of Australians are carers. Of these carers, the majority are unpaid and unsure as to any support they can receive.
“Carers do a lot! The morning tea will provide support and assistance, as well as acknowledging that carers do quite a bit in the community,” Ainsley says.
The event is on 17 October at the Ken Moran Life Centre, 64 Tina Street, Beaudesert.
Registration details can be found on the Beaucare Facebook page.