The Weavers program is an innovative, peer to peer approach supporting people who are caring for a loved one who is ageing. The program is funded by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) through the Carer Investment Program. Multicultural Care has partnered with The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) to support implementation and delivery of the program throughout Inner West, South West and South East Sydney.
How does it work?
The Weavers program recruits past and current carers as volunteers to provide guidance and advice to people currently in a caring role. The support provided may range from navigating and negotiating services, connecting with family and friends, dealing with emotional challenges, etc. The aim of the program is to improve the health and well being of carers who might be finding aspects of their carer role difficult.
Who is the program for?
To be eligible to receive a Weaver volunteer, you can be a past carer or currently in a caring role. There are no other prerequisites for the program, other than an openness to allow someone to support you along your caring journey.
We recognise that carers are diverse and we encourage carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to get in touch.
Thinking about becoming a volunteer?
Our Weaver volunteers are from all walks of life, but share a common understanding of the carer journey. If you have experience in a caring role and are looking to share your knowledge to support a carer who may be struggling, we’d love to hear from you!
To find out more information get in touch with our Carers Coordinator on on 0449 537 265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.