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Where Carers and their families come first

Northern Carers Network offers a range of services designed to make the role of Carers a little easier. Carers in need of respite services, access to information, education, advocacy, counselling or telephone support and a range of social and recreational activities should contact NCN to access our services.

Services available include:

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One of our key services is respite. Respite allows Carers to have a break from their caring duties and enables them to attend to their own needs and reconnect with the world. Time out through respite can take the form of social and recreational activities or short holidays, retreats and camps, offering a real break and opportunity to connect with other Carers.

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NCN offers a range of respite packages that include a range of flexible in home and from home services. Flexible Respite Packages offer up to 12 hours per month respite.

Aboriginal Carer Support and Respite program aims to support Aboriginal Carers cultural customs across the Northern metropolitan region of Adelaide, by regenerating traditional cultural values, beliefs and healing practices. The program provides the opportunity for participants, to share knowledge with the aim of empowering positive social & emotional wellbeing outcomes for participants taking part in the program.

Find out more here.

Northern Carers Network is funded through The Commonwealth Home Support Program to provide flexible respite to people in the caring role, caring for someone who is 65 years and over and who live in the Northern Region of Adelaide.

Find out more here.

NCN's program for CALD Carer's offer: family activities, support groups, overnight retreats, respite and individual support to Carers of all ages.

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) represents a new way of providing community and individual support to people with disabilities and their families.

Northern Carers Network is an ' Approved Provider' for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

As an NDIS provider we are pleased to be able to offer increased support to families in the Northern Region of Adelaide who are able to access the scheme.

Find out more here.

A variety of social activities provide opportunities to connect with other Carers while activities specifically for Young Carers and siblings are offered through the Breakthru program.

We offer a variety of regular Carer Group Meetings including male-specific groups. See our complete listing of Carer Groups.

The Breakthru program is a support program for young carers and their siblings. It is designed specifically to support children and teens between the ages of 7 - 18 years who care for a parent, adult relative, sibling or other identified person within the home environment.

NCN offers a variety of courses, workshops and seminars on subjects including stress management, massage, lifting and first aid. Please contact us for more information.

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support groups


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.

View the list of support groups here.