Strengthening Families

Disability support group strengthening familiesCall 03 9418 0474
email [email protected]

Independence Australia runs a series of free local workshops to support you when caring for a loved one with a physical disability. This four-part program is delivered over four half days.

Come along and learn how to lift safely, care for yourself, navigate the disability system and get the information you need from professionals. Most importantly, you will meet other people in your local area who are going through similar experiences.

Strengthening Families will assist you in developing the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond to the needs of a loved one.

You will develop key skills in optimism, resilience, assertiveness and wellbeing that will help overcome the challenges associated with supporting someone with a disability.

In these free workshops your participation will provide:

  • strategies for coping with stressful situations
  • a place to share and reflect on personal experiences
  • knowledge and skills for safer techniques in manual handling
  • strategies to ensure you care better for yourself
  • an opportunity to develop a network of relationships with other family carers in an open, confidential and respectful environment

Workshop topics

  • Workshop 1: Caring for someone: practical support skills
  • Workshop 2: How best to work with professionals and support staff
  • Workshop 3: Caring for others; caring for yourself
  • Workshop 4: Assertiveness and independence

Dates and locations 

The Strengthening Families program is running in a variety of locations across Victoria.

All workshops run from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Respite support

Respite support hours are available to confirmed attendees. Applicants are asked to include details of their request for respite hours on the application form.

Register now

To register your interest in attending future workshops, please call 03 9418 0474.

If you have any questions, please leave us your contact details on the enquiry form on this page.



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