Some good news today with the early lifting of some of Tasmania's restrictions
We know you are all looking forward to getting out and about again, catching up with community and sharing a cuppa. We are missing you all too but as you can understand, your health and safety is our highest priority.
Karadi are currently working on our own road mapping of group program restarts and want to take this time to assure you that we will be doing this as carefully, safely and timely as we possibly can.
Our doors are still open by appointment at Goodwood and allied health clinics at Health Link. We will slowly be reopening for walk-ins over the coming weeks with shorter opening hours at first.
We hope that some of our small group activities will recommence the week of the 15th of June (unfortunately this excludes CHSP Day Centre, Pool group and any group made up primarily of vulnerable people).
Looking further in to the future and keeping in line with health advice, we will not be commencing or offering any activities for our most vulnerable until July.
Update March 2020
For the health and safety of staff and community and especially for those most vulnerable, effective immediately the following programs have been suspended until further notice:
HACC Day Centre
Community Shed and Men's Shed
Deadly Choices Education Program
Glenview Nursing Home Youth Group
Health Link will be closed for walk-ins but allied health appointments are still continuing but are subject to change.
If you are an ITC, Family Support or Home Care client your service will continue at this stage.
We will be assessing the situation weekly and will recommence programs as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the mean time we will be developing some interactive online programs and activities.
We hope you can understand the need for us to suspend the programs as the ongoing priority for us is your health and those around you.
Even though programs won't be running as normal we are committed to keeping in contact with clients and community as much as possible.
If you need assistance or have any questions please phone the office on 62723511
Keep an eye on our page - and thank you for your understanding.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE CORONAVIRUS Covid-19
RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
At Karadi we are monitoring the situation very closely in regard to the Coronavirus. We are getting regular up to date information, as well as following the recommendations set out by the Tasmanian Department of Health.
As we move through the coming weeks, we will need to reassess and in some cases change how contact is made within the community. These changes will be designed to try and minimise any disruptions to your services but at the core is designed with the aim to keep you and our staff members safe.
It is everyone’s role to try and limit and slow the spread of infection throughout the community and you can do this by undertaking very simple steps:
• Wash hands regularly and thoroughly using soap and water.
• Antibacterial sanitizer is also acceptable to use.
• Cover your cough by coughing into the crook of your elbow.
• If you cough or sneeze into a tissue, immediately place in a bin and wash your hands.
If you think you may have Coronavirus it is important that you limit the possibility of infecting others. You can do this by:
• Isolating yourself immediately.
• Call your GP or the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline, 1800 671 738.
• You will be directed from either your GP or Public Health on the steps that you need to take.
• This may include attending a testing site as advised.
• In the event that your symptoms are serious and you are experiencing medical distress or having difficulties in breathing, please call triple zero (000) and advise the operator on your condition and that you think you may have had exposure to the Coronavirus.
Important things to note if you think you have exposure to the Coronavirus:
• Please DO NOT turn up at your GP Practice/Health Service without giving them prior notice.
• Make sure that you phone ahead – many practices have protocols in place now on how they are managing clients.
• You may be asked to remain in your vehicle and a Doctor may come to you.
• If you are asked to self isolate, follow instructions given by your Doctor.
Whilst this situation is evolving, it important that we do not panic but look at ways we can all play a part in limiting the spread of infection and being well prepared.
Many people who get the Coronavirus have mild symptoms and do not become unwell, but there are sections of the community that are more vulnerable, so it is really important that we do the right thing to help try and protect them.
Karadi will remain delivering services to community with some changes put in place that will aim to keep us safe but we need your help and cooperation. We will be implementing the following:
• If you are unwell and experiencing any flu/cold like symptoms or have coughing, sore throat and fatigue, and shortness of breath, that you DO NOT attend any of our regularly scheduled programs/group activities/allied health appointments.
• Please call us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms so we can advise you on getting support.
• If you are booked in for support services/transports, we will be phoning ahead before EVERY appointment and asking if you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms.
• If you do turn up to our services unwell, you will be asked to leave the building and we will make arrangements to discuss your needs with you via telephone or other means.
• When attending Karadi you use the antibacterial hand sanitising stations set up in all buildings and periodically throughout your stay.
• It is also important that we support friends and family throughout this time. If someone is self-isolating, don’t forget to keep contact by phoning in and checking on them and using other forms of contact such as Facebook of Facetime or dropping a meal or supplies off that can be collected from a designated drop off spot, like the front door.
As recommendations are updated some things may need to change but we will do our best to keep you updated. If you want to get information yourself, please use reliable sources such as:
Call the National coronavirus health information line, 1800 020 080.
If you are feeling vulnerable, unsure or just want someone to talk through all of this information, please contact our office on 62723511 and our staff will be only too happy to help. If you or someone you know may be experiencing mental distress you can also get support by phone the following:
Lifeline – 131114
Mens Line Australia – 1300789978
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800
***NAIDOC WEEK 2019***
Save the date! Our flag raising and family day will be TUESDAY 9th July from 12pm onwards.
More information and other activity dates will be added soon.
NAIDOC WEEK 2020 we will be having an art exhibition that will run for all of NAIDOC week 2020. Start your pieces for the exhibition NOW!! Registrations will be released later in the year.
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Karadi has a second home!
We are excited to announce the opening of our second Karadi site - Karadi Health Link on the 14th of January 2019.
Karadi Health Link is based at North Care Amiens Clinic in Main Road Derwent Park. Right on the bus route, plenty of car parking and sits with a pharmacy, Hobart Pathology, Your Path to health and of course the Amiens Clinic.
The Health Link will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day.
Services provided from Karadi Health Link will include our Integrated Team Care (chronic disease program) Counselling, Home Care packages, Health Promotion, Allied Health services including Podiatry, Optometry, Diabetic educators, ear testing, speech pathology and lots more.
We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019
AOD Outreach Worker
Duncan Giblin is an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Worker from The Link Youth Health Service (The Link) in Hobart.
Duncan offers case management, counselling and support services to young people aged 12-25 years who have identified substance use as an issue. Duncan aims to help people find the best way to work through areas that they find challenging with substance use. Duncan also provides harm reduction information and referral options to young people who may need support to work with other services. Duncan describes his approach as ‘working through all areas that might be contributing to someone’s substance use at their own pace’. Duncan has worked in the community services sector since 1997 and is interested in helping young people to work out strategies for things that they want to change. Outside of his work at The Link Duncan likes to be out in the elements engaged in mountain biking, trail building, sea kayaking, fishing and photography.
Duncan is available for weekly AOD appointments at Karadi on Friday from 10am to 3pm as part of The Link’s new AOD outreach service.
Karadi have been fortunate enough to secure the lovely Mel, from Lonvara Life Coaching to do monthly sessions at Karadi. Do you have anxiety, feeling down, need someone to talk to, want to achieve more but fear taking that extra step, do you want to feel calmer, would you like to undergo hypnotherapy to learn deep relaxation?
Mel can assist with:
NLP (Nero Linguistic Programing)
Personal Life Coaching.
Please call the office on 62723511 to make a booking.