Caring for carers

MILDURA’S 6630 unpaid carers can now get local access to ­information, counselling, resources and networking, after the first regional office of Carers Victoria opened yesterday.

Bendigo Health Carer Support Services manager Rose Miles, Carers Victoria policy, strategy and public affairs general manager Annie Hayward and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams at the new Mildura office. Picture: Louise Donges

Bendigo Health Carer Support Services manager Rose Miles, Carers Victoria policy, strategy and public affairs general manager Annie Hayward and Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams at the new Mildura office. Picture: Louise Donges

Among those who can use the services are unpaid carers who provide care and support to a family member, partner or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness or drug addiction.

The Mildura office will provide a hub for carers in a range of care relationships, and president of the Carers Victoria Board Sue Peden said they were “delighted” to be a presence in ­Sunraysia.

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