A message from My Forever Family NSW
Congratulations to all on the wonderful efforts you are putting in to ‘flatten the curve’ within the community. As transmissions of COVID-19 decrease with each day's reporting and some of the stricter social distancing measures are relaxed, it does feel like the end is in sight, although we still have a way to go.
We are very aware that some carers and their families have been severely impacted by this pandemic both financially and in terms of increasing pressures on households.
The additional stress and anxiety that we are all under in terms of trying to keep things ‘normal’ while home schooling, attempting to fill our work obligations and maintain some semblance of calm, without our usual support outlets – just cannot be borne alone. I urge you to reach out to us, call and let us help and support you.
We have moved quickly to provide a number of supports online for families – including the virtual face to face support of Online Loungerooms and one-on-one intensive support sessions via video conferencing. We also understand that some people prefer being able to pick up the phone and talk – and we are here to listen. With an understanding of the carer role, the sector, and some of the challenges, our team can provide a listening ear along with practical tips and ways forward.
Whether you are a relative/kinship, foster or emergency carer and particularly if you do not have access to online offerings, remember that you can always pick up the phone for advice and support,
1300 782 975. Please keep safe and well, keep caring and keep in touch.