Connecting with Community

One-third of Australians say they are not part of any community or social groups. But there are numerous benefits to connecting with a community, including:

  • Providing a sense of belonging
  • Making friends and reducing loneliness
  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Finding support in difficult times
  • Connecting to people with similar concerns and worries
  • Getting encouragement and support to develop new skills
  • Giving purpose and meaning to life
Caregivers, Connecting with Community, Home Care, Social Support

How to find communities:

  • A community might be location-based – for example, many suburbs in Victoria have Good Karma Network Facebook groups, which enable people to connect and collaboratively solve problems.
  • There are communities for all kinds of interests and hobbies, both online and in person.
  • A spiritual or religious congregation can provide a feeling of connection to something greater than ourselves. 
  • Charities or volunteer organisations can offer a community and provide an additional sense of purpose by offering your time and service to others.
  • Cultural groups can offer opportunities to reflect on common memories, speak (or write) in a first language and learn more about your ancestral background.

Technological IT support, assistance with transport and mobility, and companionship are all available to help you find your community through support from the fabulous workers at InPlace Care.

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We know that the COVID-19 virus presents significant challenges and concerns for our clients and their families. InPlace Care have instigated many new operational actions to protect clients in the community.

OUR RESPONSE

WHAT WE HAVE DONE

  • Keeping our Carer community up to date with regular updates and new clinical operational procedures relevant for the best protection of their clients and themselves
  • Refreshed our Training documents for Hand Hygiene to recognize the COVID-19 recommendations
  • Continued our administration services and functions by supporting staff to work remotely, as well as other options that best suit individual staff circumstances.

WHAT WE ARE DOING

  • Keeping the InPlace Care community up to date with clinical advice that best support good practice in the provision of Home Care services
  • Implementing measures to mitigate an outbreak, including measures around health, hygiene, and general wellbeing of the community.
    Continuing to plan for potential scenarios and impacts to ensure the safety of our clients and carers.

The Inplace Care worker visiting your home is taking the necessary measures to ensure you say safe.
This includes following advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer about when to use equipment such as masks, gloves, aprons or gowns, and protective eyewear.
Most importantly, look after yourself and keep safe.

The promotion conditions are:
  1. The maximum FOC care in February 2021 is 8 hours of Care per individual Client when you book and pay for 8 hours of care
  2. limited to the first 10 Clients that take it up

The program will run for 4 weeks in February 2021.
The promotional FOC Care is only redeemable for new Clients that register and receive Care in February 2021.