Carer Support

HammondCare offers practical and spiritual Christian care for clients and their carers.

Carers' Support Groups

Support for carers is available through Carers’ Support Groups that operate out of every HammondCare residential facility. These groups aim to provide emotional support and education for those caring for or involved in anyway with someone with dementia.

Meetings are held each month. Current and former carers come together to share information and caring skills to help themselves and their person with dementia. Support groups are a valuable source of emotional support for many who attend regularly or when they can manage.


  • Sharing experiences and feelings with others and being reminded that you are not alone
  • Learning more about the nature and effects of the ageing process.
  • Information on caring techniques for managing someone living with dementia
  • A chance to listen to others who have similar experiences and circumstances


Pastoral Care Program

The emotional needs of families, staff and volunteers are acknowledged and support is offered through our Pastoral Care program. The program aims to provide a variety of services to address emotional and spiritual needs of residents, clients and their carers.

Our services to carers include:

  • Pastoral care and emotional support in ways that fulfill your needs
  • Bereavement support to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one
  • A caring and supportive person in times of loneliness, anxiety, stress and pain
  • Someone to talk to about life concerns and spiritual dilemmas
  • Prayer, Bible readings and Christian services as requested or desired

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Bereavement Support

Bereavement support is available to support you, your family and friends following the death of a loved one.

Bereavement support offers specialised counselling, information on grief, and other services.

Further Information

Carers' Support Groups

South East Sydney

The South East Sydney (SES) Carers’ Afternoon Tea group is facilitated by the SES Pastoral Care Coordinator, Lois Haultain. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month, from 2.30pm-4.00pm at HammondCare Miranda's HammondCare At Home Office: 19 Kiama Street Miranda. For further information on this service, please call the SES office on ph: 1300 594 606.


Meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 10.00am-11.30am at HammondCare’s Erina Facility. For more information contact Donna Allen on 4365 8511 or 0404 801 446. Address: HammondCare Erina, 341 Terrigal Drive, Erina NSW 2250.


Meets on the third Monday of every month from 10.00am-12.00pm in the main meeting room at The Hammond Village, Judd Avenue, Hammondville. For more information contact Cheryl Atkinson 8788 3020 or 0425 332 222. Address: The Hammond Village, Judd Avenue, Hammondville NSW 2170. Directions to The Hammond Village From Heathcote Rd – turn into Walder Rd, follow past school and shops. Turn right into Judd Ave, the Hammond Village is on your left and proceed through main entrance from Judd Ave. As you enter please proceed to the main meeting room.


Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10.00am-12.00pm in the training room at Horsley. For more information contact Kerrie Jackson, Pastoral Care Coordinator on 4255 7099 or 0409 718 576. Address: HammondCare Horsley, 116 Shone Avenue, Horsley NSW 2530. Directions to Horsley - Take the Princess Highway and turn off onto Bong Bong Rd, follow to the end and turn right into Shone Ave. Turn left into HammondCare Horsley.

Woy Woy

Meets on the fourth Monday of every month from 10.00am-12.00pm in the Training Room within the Administration Building. For more information contact Paul Pickering on 4379 9006 or 0414 186 744. Address: HammondCare Woy Woy, 286 Railway Street, Woy Woy NSW 2256. Directions to HammondCare Woy Woy From Woy Woy Railway Station – drive south down Railway Street. HammondCare is located a further 1.6kms on the left. The driveway is signposted. Enter via Administration Building front door.


Meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 10.00am-12.00pm. Meet at the Administration Office in Leighton Lodge at Hammond Care Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai. For more information contact Sue Love on 0447 658 971. Address: Hammond Care Hornsby/Ku-ring-gai, 10 Murrua Road, North Turramurra NSW 2074.
For more information about the Carers’ Support Groups in your area contact our Pastoral Care Manager at