Following a carer survey conducted by FCAV it confirmed what we were hearing on the CISS support line that carers needed additional support as they were experiencing distress, trauma, anger, isolation and grief and loss –all signs of compassion fatigue with the onset of COVID-19 as they took on additional tasks such as home schooling, respite reducing and facilitating access.Read more...

Art therapy giveaway!Read more...

1. Maintain a high level of awareness of COVID-19 transmissionRead more...

CISS Service DeliveryRead more...

The FCAV is aware of the lack of clarity given to some carers about accessing onsite learning at school for the children in their care.Read more...

Paula White - Program Manager Carer KaFE      Read more...

Victorian financial supports:Read more...

Access Ability Australia has kindly shared a social story ‘Keeping Safe During COVID-19’ for carers of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to share together with their children. Read more...

The FCAV understands carer concerns about the health and safety risks to themselves, young people and families associated with face to face parental contact and has been in discussions with DHHS to clarify current policy and to communicate carer concerns.Under current arrangements DHHS policy regarding contact arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic is to:• commence, continue or re-establish face-to-face contact, if it is safe to do soRead more...