Many people do not recognise their care of a person with a disability as care, instead seeing it as an extension of their relationship to the person. This course will develop your knowledge and skills to identify hidden carers that may present themselves in social housing. Once identified, your help in connecting these carers to existing services will support them, develop their capacity, and improve their well-being and engagement with their communities.
Module 1 – Identifying & Supporting Hidden Carers
There are many carers who do not recognise the activity they are doing as care, instead seeing it as an extension of their relationship to the person they are supporting. As such, many carers continue to provide care without knowing about supports available to them. Service providers can help identify hidden carers, enabling them to gain an awareness of their role and adequate services available to them. This module will develop your knowledge and skills to identify hidden carers that may present themselves in social housing.
Module 2 – Impacts of Caring
Carers play a pivotal role in sustaining care in the community, however many carers are significantly impacted by the demands of their role. This module will explore the range of issues and concerns that affect carers. You will learn about some of the challenges and impacts carers face, and how services can support carers’ needs.
Module 3 – Carers in Social Housing
There are many people residing in social housing who are likely to have family members or friends who help care for them. Further, there are four key population groups that face even further disadvantage as carers in social housing. Understanding how carers may present in social housing and being aware of the additional adversity these key groups face, can help you provide a targeted response appropriate to their needs and circumstance.