Local councils, community health services and volunteer organisations can provide help of different kinds. For instance, some local councils provide home help services including:
gardening and other property maintenance
respite care (providing carers with a break from their caring role).
There are fees involved with some of these services and some have eligibility criteria. Phone your local council for more information about the services and supports that might be available in your area.
Community health services can also link you to financial advisers, social workers and other types of support. They may also have vouchers for supermarkets, petrol, etc for people experiencing severe financial hardship.
Visit My Journey, BCNA’s online tool for information tailored to your diagnosis. My Journey has a Symptom Tracking tool that you can use to help you record your pain, what works for you and what doesn’t.
Join our Online Network if you think that talking to others online and sharing experiences will help.
Contact BCNA’s Helpline on 1800 500 258 between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm AEST Monday to Friday, for information about the services and support that may be available for you and your family.
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