ID: 209481

Become a Nurture Carer to benefit women across Australia  

Homeless Regular - more than 6 months Anywhere

About this opportunity

In Australia, over 1 million women live alone, with women over 50 now representing the highest number of Centrelink registrations. Therefore, we are reaching out to individuals, community groups, and businesses, urging them to support us in recruiting, training, and initiating protective measures for women in our society.

The Equanimity Project (EQ) has developed an innovative training program where women living alone are trained as Nurture Carers to support another woman escaping an abusive relationship.

Training programs will be conducted throughout Sydney, the Southern Highlands and the Central West in 2024, assisting women in becoming Nurture Carers as part of a pilot program before expanding nationally.

The pilot program alone will contribute hundreds of room nights each year to the system, addressing the ongoing issues women face in gaining access to safe accommodation, while providing an allowance to the Nurture Carer.

This groundbreaking program not only protects and provides a safe environment for women escaping domestic abuse but also empowers women who may be at risk of fiscal and career stress or homelessness themselves to become essential to the solution.

Our Nurture Carers are extraordinary women hidden within their communities, ready to play an exceptional role for another woman needing to remove herself from a volatile situation while finding stability and security.

For more information on becoming a Nurture Carer email [email protected] or call 0490 338 100. All information remains strictly confidential.


Additional requirements

Covid-19 vaccination . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *. Working with Vulnerable People Check .

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Suitable for
  • Online & Remote Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
Training

Initial DV training with Lifeline and training with The Equanimity Project

Reimbursement

Nurture Carers are provided a daily fee to help with expenses