Programs - Little Dreamers Australia

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Programs

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Dream Experience

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Ever wanted to ride in a hot air balloon? Or run onto the ground with your favourite footy team? We can help!

Our Dream Experience Program is a one-off support designed to celebrate and reward Young Carers for all they do.

If you (or someone you know) is a Young Carer, apply below, list a few things you’d LOVE to do, and we’ll organise your one-of-a-kind Dream Experience!

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Holiday Program

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Our Holiday Program gives Young Carers the opportunity to have some fun on the school holidays, connect with other young people in similar circumstances and take some time out from their caring role.

Run every school holidays in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, these full days of fun include workshops, arts and crafts, exercise, dance, drama and music, in awesome locations such as Luna Park!

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Big Dreamers

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Being a young person between is tough.

Mental health becomes increasingly important for Young Carers at this age, as they navigate identity, career, relationships and the added responsibility of a caring role.

Built from personal experience and qualitative research, the Big Dreamers Personal Development Program runs for six months with 15 inspiring Young Carers aged 13-18. The aim of the program is to empower, develop resilience and provide the opportunity to build new skills and draw out hidden talents.

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Mentoring and Tutoring

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We believe positive role models can create a lasting and vital impact in the lives of Young Carers.

Mentors and tutors provide Young Carers with someone to spend time with and reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation for Young Carers. Our volunteers can offer help with schoolwork, provide guidance and give Young Carers a break from their caring role.

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Dreamers Hub

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Our Dreamers Hub is an online community created by Young Carers for Young Carers.

No matter where you are, if you’re a Young Carer, you’re welcome here!

  • Expert-led live forums
  • Tips and tricks
  • Inspirational content
  • Educational resources
  • Support catalogues
  • Blog posts
  • Upcoming community events
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The Young Carer Project

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As it stands, 40% of Young Carers do not complete high school, often due to time constraints, lack of support and bullying.

We’re educating students, teachers and parents on what it is to be a Young Carer and how to identify, support and amplify their education journey.

Our new school accreditation program is piloting in Victoria and is also soon to begin in Brisbane.

Find out more and nominate your school to get involved.

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Retreat

Carer Gateway Support

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From April 2020, Little Dreamers is providing support to Young Carers in Queensland and New South Wales areas of South West Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains via the Carer Gateway.

If you’re a Young Carer (under 25) in these regions, you’ll be eligible to access support services delivered by Little Dreamers through the Carer Gateway, including In-Person Peer Support and tailored financial support packages.

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Throwback to karaoke nights with our Big Dreamers! 🎀🌟 #LDDreamBig ...

LAUNCHING NEXT WEDNESDAY! 🌟
If you’ve ever wished there was a subject called β€˜How to Handle Your Money 101’, you’re in the right place πŸ™Œ Introducing Money Matters, a series that's all about helping Young Carers navigate the world of money and the 1001 questions that come with it.
Week 1 drops next Wednesday on the Dreamers Hub with our first podcast episode and modules.

BONUS: Follow the podcast (Spotify link in our bio) before next Wednesday and go into the draw to win an @american.traveller suitcase and backpack (perfect for helping you save some money and start planning for your post-COVID travel adventures!) πŸ–οΈ
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Meet our new Regional Family Support Worker! 🌟
Georgia (Gee for short) loves drinking coffee with friends, watching the sunrise and going on adventures. Her favourite foods are pasta, sushi and chocolate, and her ultimate Dream Experience is to spend the day with pandas! 🐼
She's most excited about being able to contribute to the welfare of Young Carers and their families in regional communities - and so are we! πŸ’– #LDDreamBig #MeetTheTeam
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Online Tutoring is in full swing! πŸ™Œ With the upcoming transition back to remote learning in Victoria, it's a great time to seek that extra support with school work πŸ“š
Young Carers Victoria wide can apply for our Online Tutoring, which is all facilitated on Zoom by our wonderful team of volunteers. Find out more at πŸ‘‰ bit.ly/tutor-mentor
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