Carer Support

Our support groups aim to provide emotional support and education for carers, family and friends of people living with dementia

Carers' Support Groups

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

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 any way 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.

The benefits of our carer support groups include:

  • 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 

Support Groups are available in the following locations: 

Meets Wednesdays once a month at Hive Cafe or the chapel. 

For time and dates or further information contact Susie Gibson on 0408 581 416 or Lois Haultain on 0427 222 393.

Meets every second month on a Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm in the training room at HammondCare Horsley.

For time and dates or further information contact Kerrie Jackson on 4255 7005.


Meets on the first Monday of every month from 10:00am-11:45am in the education room at HammondCare Hammondville.

For more information contact Peter Archer on 0447 413 395 or Grant Murray on 0419 134 726.

Afternoon group

Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month* from 1:30pm-2:30pm at the chapel.

*Due to Public holidays the April meeting is on the 11th and the December meeting is on the 12th.

Evening group

Meets on the fourth Thursday of the month* from 5:00pm-6:00pm at the chapel.

*Due to Public holidays the April meeting is on the 11th and the December meeting is on the 12th.

For more information contact Richard Tavender on 0408 815 520.

Waldegrave House

Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:15am-11:45am in the foyer sunroom at Waldegrave House at HammondCare North Turramurra.

For more information contact Buff Dickson on 0410 370 073


Meets on the last Friday of the month at 10:30am. 

Meets on the fourth Friday of every month from 10:00am-11:30am in the administration building at HammondCare Woy Woy.

For more information contact Paul Pickering on 02 4379 9006 or 0414 186 744, or Wendy Simmons on 0429 995 309.

Meets on the third Wednesday of every month, from 10:00am-11:30am at Administration Meeting Room. 

For more information contact John Eves on 0419 598 915 or Elly Castle on 0438 111 407.

Meets on the third Thursday of every month, from 10:30am at 'The House'. 

For more information contact Sarah Oakley on 0439 724 325 or Jennifer Bully on 0437 827 229.

Pastoral Care Program

Supporting you and your family in times of need

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

To learn more about our Pastoral Care services and how we can support you or a loved one, read our brochures below:

Bereavement Support

What is bereavement counselling and how can it assist you?

Bereavement counselling is a confidential discussion with a specially trained professional who can support you to explore the impact of your loss and identify strategies for coping as well as possible.

Our support services offer specialised counselling, information on grief and other services to support you, your family and friends following the death of a loved one.

This service is free and available at the following locations:

HammondCare has also developed a range of free resources for those experiencing grief, or supporting someone who is grieving. To access these, please click here.

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If you have any questions about any of our carer support services or wish to know more, please contact us:

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