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Tweddle acknowledges MyTime Carers

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 13/10/16

As part of Carers Week (16th-22nd Oct), Tweddle would like to acknowledge the incredible dedication of our MyTime staff and families. Over 100 registered Tweddle MyTime families gather weekly during school terms to socialise and have a break from their regular routines.

Mums, dads, carers, facilitators, volunteers, aunties, uncles, grandparents, play helpers and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition can attend MyTime. It’s a place for carers to unwind and talk about their experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy.

MyTime groups provide facilitated peer support to families raising children under age 16 with complex needs. Peer support groups provide an opportunity for people who are living similar experiences to share those experiences and support each other.  They typically consist of a group of people who share a similar—but not necessarily identical—life experience.

Carers make a vital contribution to society and the economy. Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week.

Tweddle’s MyTime groups take part in Carers week activities (with thanks to Carers Victoria) across groups in  Avondale Heights, Wyndham Vale, Sunshine, Point Cook,  Werribee and Williamstown. 

Tweddle thanks Australia’s 2.8 million carers for their ongoing contribution to the nation.  Tweddle will be talking about our services at the Brimbank Disability Expo on Thursday 1st November. For more information on Tweddle’s MyTime groups visit the MyTime page.

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