Ermha365 has a longstanding commitment to supporting carers. Our organisation was founded by carers, who established an op shop to raise funds for much-needed carer services. From 2008-2020, ermha365 ran the Carer Respite program in South Eastern Melbourne, supporting thousands of carers to ‘put themselves first’ with self-care strategies, peer support, education, information and social groups.
You may be a carer if you are looking after someone with disability, mental illness, dementia, a long-term health condition, an illness that will cause their death, an alcohol or drug problem, or someone who is frail because they are older.
A caring role has a deep effect on families, which has always been a focus for ermha365. Anyone can be a carer, but many people don’t see themselves as carers. They are just children, parents, partners, relatives or friends who care for someone close to them.
In recognition of the valuable support that carers provide, Carer Gateway provides help and advice, respite and financial support to carers.