Learning for family carers and relief carers

Care Matters is a national learning and wellbeing resource service for family carers in New Zealand.  Developed by carers for carers, it is provided by SAMS in partnership with Parent to Parent. 

Care Matters enables carers to obtain information and skills that will assist in using the current 'system'. 

Things are changing, so Care Matters equips people with the knowledge and ways to make full use of a more flexible approach to supports and services. 

Care Matters is guided by an Advisory Group and e-Leadership Network made up of carers from around New Zealand. 

Care Matters offers family/whanau carers of disabled people, and those providing relief care:

  • A website with resources www.carematters.org.nz
  • Face to face learning opportunities
  • Connection to local networks and information through a freephone service – 0508 236 236 

Upcoming face to face learning workshops:

March 2016

Nelson                                                 8th                 Freephone: 0508 726 769

New Plymouth                                  15th                 Freephone: 0508 726 769

Hamilton                                            16th                Freephone: 0508 726 769

Palmerston Nth – Sibshop              20th                Freephone: 0508 236 236

Christchurch                                     24th                 Freephone: 0508 726 769

Dunedin                                            31st                  Freephone: 0508 726 769

April 2016

Napier                                                 5th                 Freephone: 0508 726 769

Nelson – Renew                                 5th                 Freephone: 0508 236 236

Levin                                                  6th                  Freephone: 0508 726 769

Christchurch – Sibshop                   16th                  Freephone: 0508 236 236

Please visit www.carematters.org.nz for more detail about the workshops.