About PMH Cares
PMH Cares is a community led and driven program of neighbours helping neighbours, connecting those in need of a helping hand with those in their local area who are ready and willing to offer their support in the Port Macquarie-Hastings (PMH).
The intention of PMH Cares is to bring back to life the old-fashioned values of neighbours looking out for neighbours, providing comrarderie, connection and practical support for those who may need it.
The program has been inspired by those neighbourhoods who came together during the 2019/2020 bushfires throughout the country as well as similar community wellbeing networks established by other Councils in NSW.
PMH Cares is for members of the Port Macquarie-Hastings community who are wanting:
- to provide help, and
- to be connected within their neighbourhood
What type of help can be provided through PMH Cares?
PMH Cares is not intended to replace existing service providers who provide household service and support under various schemes like the NDIS.
Practical help is based on what people need and what neighbourhood volunteers are able to assist with.
Examples of the sort of practical help that the program may provide include:
- picking up and delivering shopping,
- running errands,
- posting letters,
- Collecting the mail/paper, or
- walking the dog.
Social connections will particularly be beneficial to those in our community who are vulnerable, or at risk of social isolation as it can have a positive effect on mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Examples of what social connection support could be:
- A friendly phone call to check the person is ok,
- Going for a walk around the block, or
- Popping over for a cuppa & a chat.
To find out more about PMH Cares or to discuss how else you may be able to get involved in the network, contact Council's Community Inclusion Team Leader on:
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This page was last updated on: 17 March 2021