Mildura Rural City Council has created Pathways for Carers to offer support and time out for local residents caring for loved ones.
Pathways for Carers is a joint project between Council, Interchange Outer East and the Victorian Government, offering monthly guided walks for local carers featuring complimentary morning tea and information sessions with local service providers.
Councillor for Community Development and Gender Equality Helen Healy said the project aimed to improve the well-being of local carers, describing them as ‘unsung heroes’ in our community.
“Caring for a loved one can be demanding and isolating, and many dedicated carers in our community give themselves tirelessly to providing this valuable support, but it can sometimes come at an emotional cost,” Cr Healy said.
“Pathways for Carers is a support group that can provide time out for these amazing people, allowing them to connect with others in similar situations, share their experiences and hear from local service providers.”
Pathways for Carers launches on 18 August and will be held monthly on Wednesdays.
People interested in joining Pathways for Carers can visit mildura.vic.gov.au/CarersWalkingGroup to find out more, and register your interest.