Brimbank City Council now Carer Friendly

Carers Victoria has just recognised Brimbank City Council as officially ‘Carer Friendly’ and Council can now display a Carer Friendly Logo to demonstrate its status to people in caring roles.

“Being recognised as ‘Carer Friendly’ so quickly after launching our first Carer Support Plan demonstrates our continuing commitment to supporting carers in our community,” says Brimbank Mayor Cr Bruce Lancashire.

“While caring can be incredibly rewarding, it can also have impacts on carers’ social lives, financial prospects and their own health and wellbeing. Knowing that our Council buildings and programs are Carer Friendly will hopefully encourage more people to access the support being offered.”

The Carer Friendly Places is a program in partnership between Carers Victoria, Councils, Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Carer Friendly Places are where carers can:

  • Meet in welcoming and warm spaces
  • Find information about supports and services that exist for carers
  • Connect with other people in their local community
  • Participate in local programs and activities
  • Enjoy spaces for support group meeting, and
  • Connect to programs and pathways specifically for carers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Brimbank City Council as Carer Friendly,” says Carers Victoria CEO Judith Abbott.

“Displaying the Carer Friendly logo sends a clear message to carers in the community that Brimbank City Council supports carers to connect and live healthier and more active lives in their local community.”

Over the coming months, further Brimbank City Council business units will undertake Carer Friendly training for staff to understand and respond to carer needs and Council is working with Carers Victoria through a network of Councils who are carer champions.  Planning is also underway for a new dedicated ‘Carer Space’ at the Keilor Downs Community Centre.

Brimbank Council would like to thank Carers Victoria for its support to achieve this result to help increase visibility of our programs for carers.


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