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Aboriginal Carer Support and Respite Program

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.

Northern Carers Network supports Aboriginal Carers, Grand Parents and their families to have better access to services, information, counselling and advocacy. A variety of activities including retreats, support groups, respite and social outings are offered to Carers. Support groups specifically for Carers, Young Carers and Grand Parents are held regularly.

NCN provides a range of services to support Aboriginal Carers and Grandparents and they are as follows:

Group Support

We have support groups designed for the specific needs of Aboriginal people who are Carers.

Aboriginal support groups offer people an avenue to share issues with others that have lived experience and knowledge. Topics may vary dependant on the needs of the group. Guest speakers from government and non-government organisation are invited to provide valuable information and resources available to Aboriginal people in their area.

Aboriginal Edlers and Carers Social Support groups are listed below:

EMU's  and Carers Social Support Group - Elizabeth

Where: Marni Waiendi -Kaurna Plains Children Centre, 83 Ridley Road, Elizabeth South

When: 4th Thursday of  the month, 10am - 2pm

Aboriginal Elders  & Carers  Group - Enfield

Where: Enfield Community Centre, 540 Regency Road, Enfield

When: 1st Tuesday of the month, 10am - 2pm 

Grandparents & Carers - Outings are conducted at various locations

Phone NCN  for details - contact NCN here

Commonwelath Home Support Program

Social support

Centre based group program for Elders that includes meals and transport.

Respite for Carers

If you are caring for a person with disability 18 years old and over or an Elder experiencing age frailty NCN can provide Flexible Respite up to 12 hours of respite per month to provide you with a break. You have choice and control over when and how your respite is delivered. See Respite brochure below.

aboriginal services

 For further information please contact us here or download and view our Aboriginal Programs brochure below.


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contact us


phone   8284 0388

fax         8284 0399


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.