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23 Mar 2011: Message to all CARER Groups …

The following Message was sent to all CARER groups today:


To all CARER Groups – and Other Parties …

Hello all.

The 31st March deadline for Interest Notifications is a week or so away.

This message is a reminder to all the Carer Groups who sent forms out to their clients to please have them lodged by this deadline.

Some Carers have had some trouble trying to get clients guardians and the like to complete out forms.

To overcome any difficulties – logistical or otherwise – can I ask the Carer’s to do the following?

  1. The Interest Notification is purely an interest level notice – nothing is committed at this point by indicating an interest –
  2. To help Carers – it is asked that where forms cannot be filled out for any reason – that the Administrators and client Carer be asked to make a determination about their clients as to –
    1. Whether the client would be suited or advantaged by this program –
    2. Does the client enjoy the water –
    3. Would an aqua-therapy activity be something the client would want to do –
  3. If the Administrator/Carer can answer the above questions for each of their clients in the affirmative – please log them as an Interested participant and categorise them as either:
    1. Tier 1 – This grouping being represented by persons with severe disabilities who require full/part time carers.
    2. Tier 2 – This group being represented by self help disability pensioners, and other pensioners with mobility issues and wish to become involved in a healthier aqua therapy/exercise program on a regular basis.
    3. Tier 3 – This group being represented by all the other ‘pensioner’ groups, including self funded retirees, and people living independently who want to be part of a healthier exercise program to maintain their independent lifestyles.
  4. Please – if you can make the determinations with respect to the above and on behalf of the Carer Client – these numbers will provide the initial forecast interest levels to allow for Budget estimates and submissions to reflect the genuine interest in the program.
  5. I have attached a blank Interest Level Notification form to assist filling out Client details – [Please if privacy issues are a matter of concern – please make all personal detail c/o your Carer Group.] Please mail these forms as soon as you can and if they won’t be finished by the 31st – please phone before the 31st and provide the numbers and follow up with the forms.

There are well over 5500 disability pensioners living in the Fraser Coast Region.  Any single program will struggle to cope with that many participants on a weekly basis – This program is seeking genuine estimates of numbers so it can formulate a structure for the program for both Maryborough and Hervey Bay. The people who have lodged interest notifications will be given preference when the initial program begins.  There are plans to expand the program on a quarterly basis – but whatever numbers are received in this initial period – will determine what level of interest the program attracts from Care Funders and Federal and State Funding agencies.

Please – again I repeat – if you can have the numbers your Carer Group can provide submitted by the 31st Mar 2011.

Thank you for the support and hopefully – the Tier 1 level will start July 1st – and the Tier 2 and 3 can start in both Maryborough and Hervey Bay as soon as Council can agree to admission terms and pool access.

Please – any queries about the information hereto – please phone.  Thank you again for your assistance with this information and support for the program.

Kind Regards … Ian Bleys.