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Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre is a Carer Friendly House

An important program 'Carer Friendly' helps to make neighbourhood houses more informed, compassionate and inviting spaces for Victoria’s carers.

Designed in partnership with Carers Victoria, with support from the State Government, this educational program will result in more social and support opportunities for over 730,000 Victorians with unpaid caring responsibilities. Carers are ordinary people who attend to the diverse needs of family or friends with disability, terminal illness, long lasting injury or mental health issues.

The Carer Friendly program involves neighbourhood house staff and volunteers undertaking a series of online learner modules which focus on a range of areas such as identifying carers, services available to carers, carer benefits and more.

Once the modules are completed, the neighbourhood house will receive a Carer Friendly decal to display on their front window, signalling to carers that they are welcomed, and that the neighbourhood house is a safe space to share their experiences and seek support.

The Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre is accredited as a Carer Friendly neighbourhood house.