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The One Door team in Goulburn are experts in caring for carers.
Looking after someone living with mental illness can certainly take its toll. One Door Carer Services provides information, education, advocacy, and support, through the Family and Carer Mental Health Program (FCMHP). One Door’s Carer Advocates based in the Hunter New England area can provide individual support services as well as education and training for carers and families of someone living with mental illness. Read more.
One Door Mental Health is the service provider for the NSW Family & Carer Mental Health Program in partnership with five Local Health Districts (LHD). The five LHDs involved are Hunter New England, Murrumbidgee, Southern NSW, Sydney, and South Western Sydney. The FCMHP is funded by the NSW Ministry of Health. One Door employ Carer Advocates to deliver this program to those who support someone living with mental illness. Read more.
Like many other organisations, One Door Mental Health has been going through a time of change, which has called on the passion and resilience of our staff, consumers, carers and all their families. Thank you for being part of the One Door community during these difficult times.
We’ve been listening to our consumer and carer experiences and working out how to adapt to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and the Commonwealth government’s radical reduction in funding.
Together with other organisations, we’ve raised our concerns with government, advocating for people living with mental illness, their families and carers.
Sadly, the Commonwealth government has not acted on our concerns, which means funding for the Mental Health Respite: Carer Support (MHR:CS) programs will end on the 30th June 2019, across Australia. The priority focus of all MHR:CS programs is to support carers, and to support care-recipients to access the NDIS; we will keep doing this until our funding stops.
One Door regrets that in Goulburn we will no longer provide services and supports for consumers who have an NDIS plan. This decision was not made lightly. This change will take place before the end of March 2019.
Over the next few weeks, One Door Support Workers will meet with NDIS participants to discuss individual circumstances and the best way to transition to other service providers.
These changes are not easy, and they are painful for all of us.
One Door has a long history of working with all of you; we thank you for your past and ongoing collaboration.