Carer Support Service

The New England Carers Support Service provides counselling, support, information and advocacy to carers.  This might be for someone who is frail aged, has a disability, a mental illness or a chronic health condition. Our staff can assist you to find the help you need, source information and resources, or simply be available to talk.

Carer Support Group

The Carer Support Group meets once a month in a safe and relaxed setting so that they have an opportunity to learn about industry news, new and current services available in the region, and for peer support and socialisation.

When: the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Where: Tamworth Community Centre, Darling Street.

Catering: Lunch is provided

 

If you would like more information about the New England Carer Support Group, or would like to receive our monthly newsletter, please contact us.

 

Respite

It is important that carers have a regular break from their caring role. Some time to think about your own needs and to rejuvenate. This will help you stay healthy and able to care for your loved one for longer.

GoCo offer a number of options to help carers have a break. We focus on the person being cared for to make sure that their respite care is meaningful and enjoyable.

Some of the types of respite we offer are:

  • Individual respite
  • Centre-based activities (Gunnedah and Moree only)
  • Overnight community respite

The person that you care for may also be eligible to access our social groups, individual social support, or outings.

If interested in another service GoCo can provide to help a carer or a person needing support, click here.