Are you an unpaid carer for a family member or loved one? Across Australia, 2.7 million people provide unpaid support for a family member or friend who lives with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or someone who is ageing.
While supporting someone close to you can be so rewarding, we understand that doing it on your own can sometimes be tough and can make it challenging to focus on your personal or professional journey. That’s why we have partnered with Your Caring Way, to help support unpaid carers who are looking to re-enter the workforce.
If you are currently an unpaid carer (or have been within the last two years), you are eligible for their beneficial program.
What does Your Caring Way offer?
Your Caring Way is an organisation that focuses on unpaid carers who want to pursue their own goals, such as a new career. Their program offers carers training, education and work opportunities. Their services and training are FREE of charge (some higher-level qualifications may require a small contribution fee).
Your Caring Way is here to help. Personalised coaching sessions create a step-by-step plan towards achieving fulfilment in your own life.
Carers can embark on a three-phase program model designed towards re-entering the workforce:
1. Plan – Work directly with a coach to create a personalised step-by-step plan based on your own life goals, aspirations or dreams.
2. Grow – Gain the skills you need to fulfil your goals through study, training or on-the-job opportunities.
3. Achieve – Whether it’s work opportunities, volunteering or further study, Your Caring Way will help you achieve your goals.
Continued support for your loved one
Pursuing your own goals doesn’t mean that the loved one you care for has to go without support. You can build a support team around you and your family member in a flexible way through Mable to make sure both of you are thriving.
Together, you can choose independent support workers yourselves, craft a weekly schedule of sessions and decide on the kinds of services that would be most beneficial. NDIS or Home Care Package funding can be utilised towards Mable services too.
As someone who provides care to someone close to you, you know how important it is to build a great network of support around you and your family members. The beauty of Mable is that all support workers are independent, so you can feel comforted by the familiarity and consistency that comes with working with the same support worker (or workers) each week.
Your new future begins today…
If you feel it’s time you would like to re-enter the workforce and would benefit from some support, get in touch with Your Caring Way today. Start with a simple chat and you’ll find your goals are more attainable than you may have thought.