wecare

Mentoring and support for families of people who are seriously injured in a workplace or motor vehicle accident.

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In October 2016, Carers NSW and icare (Insurance & Care NSW) announced a partnership that recognises the critical role of family carers in the years and months following the serious injury of a loved one at work or in a motor vehicle accident.

wecare works with the families of icare participants to increase their knowledge, resilience and wellbeing at any time post injury, with the exclusion of those living overseas. Two wecare programs are currently available.

The Mentoring carers program, for adult family members, is delivered as six to eight mentoring sessions and provides information and support to strengthen carers coping strategies and address the challenges they face.

The Children and young people program, for family members aged five (school age) to 18 years, is a flexible program which is tailored to the needs of the child or young person and is delivered over four to eight weeks. The program will cover goal setting, casework and referrals.

Referrals

Families can be referred to the wecare program through a number of avenues including icare Coordinators, GPs, Community Rehab team, Allied Health services and self-referral, by contacting wecare@carersnsw.org.au or 1800 242 636 and asking to speak to the wecare team.

Find out more

For more information on the wecare program and to find out if your family is eligible, speak to your icare Coordinator or contact the wecare team on wecare@carersnsw.org.au or 1800 242 636 and ask to speak to the wecare team.

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