Welcome to Hunters Hill Ryde Community Services.

Carers Support



A photo of a lady -carer- sailing

"When you are unsure about a problem it is a great comfort to have a positive person with a ready smile on your side! It really is a very important part of my life as a carer especially as I am a sole carer and have very little chance outside this group to interact with others." Margaret, Ryde


HHRCS Carer Support services provide information, support, advocacy and regular breaks from the caring role. Tailoring the services to the needs and interests of the carers allows carers to take a stress-free break. Designed to improve the quality of life for carers and their families and increase participation in community activities this program can be undertaken in both individual or group settings. This service gives carers a 'sense of belonging' to people who understand carer issues, while building trust and friendship through sharing information
and experiences.


What group can I choose? 

There are different groups throughout the month to meet people's preferences:

  • Carers of Adult children with disabilities (YADs)
  • Carers of children (aged primary to young adult) with autism or diverse Disabilities (CADD)
  • Korean families, caring for a child  or an adult child with intellectual disability (Korean Cockatoos)
  • Carers of Aged primarily dementia
  • Carers of acquired brain injury or spinal or stroke (ABISS)
  • Combined carers exercise group (Active Carers)

When do groups meet?

Each group meets on various days & times:

  • YADs 2nd Wednesday evening of the month (7.30pm)
  • CADD 1st Thursday of the month during school term (10.30am)
  • Korean Cockatoos either 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month during school term (10.30am)
  • Carers for Aged 2nd Wednesday of the month (10am)
  • ABISS last Thursday of the month (2 pm)
  • Active Carers every Thursday during school term (12noon)

What sort of activities are there?

  • Information seminars
  • Outings
  • Education & training relevant to caring
  • Weekend Wellness Camps
  • Gentle exercise with qualified Fitness Instructor / Occupational Therapist, Sally Castell

Is there a fee?  

  • Carers are responsible for their own expenses and bus hire on outing days unless stated otherwise. Please refer to our brochure for more details.                                                                                                                                                                       


See the CALENDAR to find more about the  coming activities


Download the HHRCS Carers Support brochure

Download the HHRCS Client Information Handbook

    Contact us on 9817 0101 or support@hhrcs.org.au and speak to our Carers Support Coordinator or the Social Support Team Leader.
































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