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Caring for our Carers – FREE Events for 2022

Until June 2022, CBCHS is funded to provide eligible unpaid carers with respite support, allowing them to participate in up to 20 hours of FREE respite events and activities. This support is available to unpaid carers providing informal support to a person who is frail, aged, has a disability, chronic illness, mental illness or other vulnerabilities.

Join us for mid-week movies and dinner, beach walks with breakfast or lunch, art classes, yoga, pilates or day trips ranging from visits to farmers markets to attending the Chanel exhibition in the city. And more!

Are you attending our events for the first time?

You must Pre-register with us to attend our events – Pre-register Here now! Upon submission of your details, we will verify your eligibility.

Please note – to register to attend weekly sessions such as Art Classes, the ‘Rise Above Challenges’ series and Yoga Classes, please email carers@cbchs.org.au or phone 8587 0250. To register for other events, click the dates in the calendar below.

To register online, click the dates below | Email us at carers@cbchs.org.au | Call us on 03 8587 0250

Event Details
[~ approx. duration]
Meeting
Time
Meeting
Place
Event Date
Jan-22Feb-22Mar-22Apr-22May-22Jun-22
Late afternoon Cinema [~ 2 Hrs]
TBA - approx movie start time 3:30-4:30pm
TBA - between
3:30 - 4:30pm
Jan, Mar, May: Palace Cinema, Dendy Brighton
19-Jan-22
Wednesday
16-Feb-22
Wednesday
16-Mar-22
Wednesday
13-Apr-22
Wednesday
11-May-22
Wednesday
08-Jun-22
Wednesday
Feb, Apr, Jun: Village Cinema, Southland
Dinner in Brighton [ ~ 2 Hrs]
TBA - approx dinner start time 5:30-6:30pm
TBA - between
5:30 - 6:30pm
Jan: Dendi Deli, Brighton19-Jan-22
Wednesday
16-Mar-22
Wednesday
11-May-22
Wednesday
Mar: White Rabbit, Brighton
May: Humble House, Brighton
Dinner in Southland [ ~ 2 Hrs]
TBA - approx dinner start time 5:30-6:30pm
TBA - between
5:30 - 6:30pm
Feb: TGI Friday16-Feb-22
Wednesday
13-Apr-22
Wednesday
08-Jun-22
Wednesday
Apr: Laksa King
Jun: Sakura Japanese
Breakfast + Beach Walk [~ 3 Hrs]9:30am
Feb: Parkdale Beach Café and Kiosk17-Feb-22
Thursday
21-Apr-22
Thursday
30-Jun-22
Thursday
9:30am Apr & Jun: Hampton Station
Beach Walk + Lunch [~ 3 Hrs]11:00am
Mar: Brighton Beach Station
22-Mar-22
Tuesday
17-May-22
Tuesday
11:00amMay: Sandringham Station
Coffee and Cake by the Yarra + 1 hour Melbourne River Cruise [~ 3 Hrs]10:30amFlinder Street Station19-Feb-22
Saturday
19-Apr-22
Tuesday
Rippon Lea Estate Mansion and Garden Tour + Coffee and Cake [~ 4 Hrs]1pm
Ripponlea Station
22-Feb-22
Tuesday
26-May-22
Thursday
1:15pmRippon Lea Estate
Royal Botanical Gardens + Lunch
[~ 4 - 5 Hrs]
9:30am
CBCHS Parkdale Reception
24-Feb-22
Thursday
28-Apr-22
Thursday
25-Jun-22
Saturday
10:30amRoyal Botanical Gardens
South Melbourne Market Tour + Lunch
[~ 4 - 5 Hrs]
9:30am
CBCHS Parkdale Reception
22-Jan-22
Saturday
09-Feb-22
Wednesday
12-Mar-22
Saturday
20-Apr-22
Wednesday
14-May-22
Saturday
15-Jun-22
Wednesday
10:30amSouth Melbourne Market
Mornington Craft Market + Lunch
[~ 5 - 6 Hrs]
9:30am
CBCHS Parkdale Reception
06-Mar-22
Sunday
08-May-22
Sunday
10:30amMornington Craft Market
NGV Exhibition of Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto + Light Snack and Coffee [~ 3 Hrs]10:30amFlinder Street Station31-Mar-22
Thursday
Immigration Museum + Lunch [~ 4 Hrs]10:00amImmigration Museum10-Mar-22
Thursday
30-Apr-22
Saturday
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre + Lunch at the Museum Market Café [~ 4 - 5 Hrs]9:30am
CBCHS Parkdale Reception08-Feb-22
Tuesday
02-Apr-22
Saturday
10:30amBunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
William Ricketts Sanctuary + Lunch in the Dandenong Ranges [~ 4 - 5 Hrs]9:30am
CBCHS Parkdale Reception
26-Mar-22
Saturday
28-May-22
Saturday
10:30amWilliam Ricketts Sanctuary
The following events are provided as a Series of Sessions – to register, please email carers@cbchs.org.au or phone 03 8587 0250.
Rise Above challenges, obstacles and the impossible x 6 Sessions [~ 2 Hrs]12:00pmSee locations below for Group 1 & 2
Group 1 : CBCHS Parkdale Meeting Room 1
Group 2 : Westall Hub
Wednesday
16, 23 Feb
Wednesday
2, 9, 16, 23 Mar
Wednesday
4, 11, 18, 25 May
Wednesday
1, 8 Jun
Art Class x 10 Sessions [~ 2 Hrs] - Begginers to Intermediate10:00amLe Studio, 24-26 Crown Avenue, Mordialloc
Group 1
Group 2
Tuesday
1, 8, 15, 22 Feb
Tuesday
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mar
Tuesday
5, 26 Apr
Tuesday
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May
Tuesday
7, 14, 21, 28 Jun
Yoga and Coffee Weekly Fitness x 11 Sessions [~ 2 Hrs] - Begginers to Intermediate1:00pmSee locations below for Group 1 & 2
Group 1 : CBCHS, 335 Nepen Hwy Parkdale
Group 2 : TBA
Monday
7, 14, 21, 28 Feb
Monday
7, 14, 21, 28 Mar
Monday
4, 11 Apr
Monday
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May
Monday
6, 13, 20, 27 Jun
Pilates
Weekly Fitness x 10 Sessions [~ 1 Hr] - Beginners to Intermediate
10:00amClub Lime Parkdale
361 Nepean Highway, Parkdale
Group 1
Group 2
Wednesday
30, Mar
Wednesday
6, 13, 20, 27 Apr
Wednesday
4, 11, 18, 25 May
Wednesday
1, 8, 15 Jun
Cooking Classes -
Class 1: Moorish Moroccan
Class 2: Mexican Fiesta
Class 1
6:00pm-9:30pm

Class 2
11:30am-3:00pm
See location below for class 1 and 2.
Warehouse 1/347 Bay Rd, Cheltenham
28-Apr-22
Thursday
(Class 1)
10-Jun-22
Friday
(Class 2)

What are the aims of the Carer Respite Support Program?

  • Assist with respite to meet individual needs to benefit the carer and / or the person being cared for
  • Improve quality of life for the carer, the person being cared for and their family
  • Link carers with local support services and groups
  • Enable carers to continue in their caring role
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the importance of the carer and the significance of the caring role
  • Provide support and information to carers to help them in their caring roles.

What are some of the benefits for carers?

  • The chance to take a break from caring to do something for your own wellbeing.
  • Connect with other carers for support, activities and new friendships
  • Re-invigorate health and wellbeing.

How can I access this service?

Register here by sharing the required carer and care recipient details. Upon submission of your details, we will verify your eligibility. Eligible carers will receive information from us via email about our activities and programs over the following few months.

Who is a carer?

You may hear people being referred to as an unpaid carer or a family carer or someone providing informal supports.  This means caring is not their job but something they do as a spouse, partner, parent, sibling or even as a friend, neighbour or young carer.  You don’t have to be related to someone to be their carer.

Carers support people in a range of ways. Unlike parenting where a child will become independent, unpaid carers look after someone who needs assistance to keep living at home. Attending appointments, transport, cooking, organising medication, shopping and personal care are all activities a carer may undertake.  In some cases, this is a fulltime unpaid job.  With help, some carers also work, study and continue to care for their care recipients.

CBCHS acknowledges the funding provided by the Victorian Government to run this program.