Would you like to meet other carers in your community?
We know that many family carers find it difficult to attend events for learning, sharing, and fun ... but no one understands a carer like another carer. Give a MeetUp a try!
Carers NZ is coordinating MeetUps for carers across the country. To find our MeetUps visit the www.meetup.com website and search for 'carers' or 'Carers NZ' in your area.
If you would like to host your own MeetUp to find carers in your community, just set up an account at the MeetUp website (click the link above) and enter details about your event. Then let Carers NZ know about it by phoning the National Resource Centre (0800 777 797) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org We'll help to promote your MeetUp to our network of almost 50,000 individual carers, professionals, and supporting organisations!
Not sure how to organise a successful MeetUp that carers will enjoy? Download our helpful MeetUps toolkit, designed to help carers organise a get together ... and for organisations that want to host a special event for family carers in their communities.
Are you willing to act as a facilitator for a Carers NZ MeetUp in your community? Please get in touch with us, and we'll organise and promote the event, and provide coaching to help you prepare for your carer meeting. We may even be able to contribute to catering costs!
Carers NZ is able to provide free infopacks for carers attending MeetUps and can assist in other ways. If you or your organisation would like to host a MeetUp, please contact us to arrange delivery of resources all carers should know about, and to discuss how we can help you host a successful event for carers.