Dementia & Carer Support Services
This service is for people who have dementia or a related disorder.
This service provides respite for relatives from their caring role and a social outing for the person with dementia.
People attending the Golden Club can participate in a range of activities according to their choice and ability.
Activities can include: Reminiscing, gentle exercise, brain teasers, arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, music—song and dance, games, theme days, along with social outings to places of interest or to special events.
Morning tea and lunch is provided.
Cost for the day, all inclusive is $11.
Transport to and from the Golden Club is provided, if required, within the town limits.
Service hours: The Golden Club runs each Monday and Friday from 10am to 2pm.
The Companion Program is for people who are having problems remembering things or retaining important information needed for daily living. This service will provide for your social, and health and wellbeing needs through one-on-one companion support for:
- Friendly home visiting
- Accompaniment to access social activities, shopping, bill payment and medical appointments
- Assistance to coordinate appointments and plan daily activities
- Monitor personal and home management needs
- Friendly phone calls
- Links with other services as needed
We work together with you and your family to ensure your needs are met for the best possible outcomes.
There is a small cost for this service, maximum $8 for each outing.
Service hours: Dependent on your identified needs and the availability of volunteer companion workers.
Carer Support Group
The Carers Support Group provides information and support to caregivers of people with dementia or memory loss issues. The service also provides the Carers’ Link, a monthly support newsletter. The Carers Group is comprised of past and present Carers who share mutual support and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting the person with memory loss. There is no cost to attend. Morning tea is provided and a guest speaker attends to give valuable information to carers each month.
Service hours: The Carer Support Group runs on the first Monday of each month, 11am to 1pm at 147 Otho Street, Inverell.
Developed specifically for carers, the Carer Gateway links carers with access to practical information and advice, and connections to services in their local area.
Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme
The Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) scheme helps people experiencing a short term financial crisis or emergency to pay their electricity or natural gas bill. The scheme helps people stay connected to essential energy services during a financial crisis.
Please contact Inverell Home Support Program for assistance.
Train Your Brain Program
Would you like to be able to think faster, have sharper focus and a better memory?
Get your brain fit with our Train Your Brain program!
You would never expect your body to be in perfect shape if you didn’t exercise it, and the same goes for your brain!
Numbers are strictly limited, phone Sandy to secure your place.