Northern Carers Network was established in 1995 in response to the expressed needs of Carers in the community with funding received through the Home and Community Care Program. Then auspice under the Elizabeth City Council it was known as the Northern Suburbs Carer’s Network with Carers well represented on the steering committee. Support was received from Gawler, Munno Para, Salisbury and Tea Tree Gully Councils.
On the 16th of June 1997 Northern Carers Network became incorporated with 60% of Board members represented by Carers in the region with approx 150 members.
Today Northern Carers Network is a not for profit organisation governed by a Board of Management and funded through the State and Federal Government to provide support to Carers living in the northern metropolitan region of Adelaide, extending from the Town of Gawler to the City of Pt Adelaide/ Enfield.
Northern Carers Network adheres to the Carer Support Model which is based on grassroots, community development principles with our centre being locally based, Carer driven, and providing flexible and responsive support to assist Carers in maintaining their health and well-being so they can continue in their caring role.
Our aim is to support Carers in their caring role, through counseling, information, support, advocacy, respite and link them to appropriate services in their local community.
Northern Carers Network is a ‘One Stop Shop’ providing excellence in Carer support and respite, ‘supporting every generation’.
In providing excellence in Carer support and respite we build the foundation to enhance the lives of Carers by improving their health and well being.
The Northern Carers Network Inc walks along side Carers in a spirit of partnership to provide a supportive and accessible service that respects both cultural and social differences.
Demonstrate a strong commitment to providing quality, competent and respectful service delivery tailored to meet individual needs of Carers.
We will provide a friendly helpful atmosphere to individuals receiving Carer support.
We are committed to providing equity across the Northern Region by making our program accessible to all Carers respective of the community in which they live.
We respond to our diverse community by respecting and responding to their differing needs and values.
Create relationships and partnerships with agencies that encourage the delivery of innovative services that respond to meet the needs of Carers as a community and as individuals.
Support development and implementation of funding submissions for innovative and flexible programs.
Promote open communication and positive discussion between management and staff.
Create an environment where complaints and suggestions are welcomed and seen as opportunities to improve.
Act with honesty and in accordance with our values.
We demonstrate sound corporate governance through effective and efficient use of resources.
phone 8284 0388
fax 8284 0399
Northern Carers Network offers access to a range of Support Groups for Carers. Some are specialised and others are more general. Some groups meet monthly and some fortnightly. Some share coffee and a chat and others hear from guest speakers or go out and about. What they all have in common is they provide an opportunity for Carers to connect with people in similar circumstances to their own.