The Welfare / Caring Officer is one who keeps in touch with sick or bereaved members or those members feeling isolated or lonely or who may be in need of moral or physical help.
- Encourage your friends and family to notify us of members stress or inability to cope.
- Send cards to sick or bereaved members
- Advise Committee if support is needed, either by member visits or arrange transport to doctors or our shed meetings
- Report to Management/committee as required, at general meeting. giving details of your activities.
- (ENSURE COMPLETE PRIVACY OF MEMBERS AT ALL TIMES)
The Welfare Officer is also responsible for the induction of new members into the RDMS, ensuring that they are fully aware of all aspects of the shed operations, in particular both their and other members health and safety.
The Rosebud and Districts Men’s Shed is a member of the Australian Men’s Shed Association which is funded by the Federal Department of Health to provide practical support to Men’s Sheds and deliver a wide range of services. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of members and reduce the number of men who are at risk from preventable health issues that may emanate from isolation.
Through collaboration and strategic partnerships with national, state, territory and health related community services such as beyondblue, Heart Foundation, Department of Veteran Affairs, Cancer Council, AMSA has developed a range of resources and delivered a variety of national initiatives such as ‘Spanner in the Works? a men’s health project.
The AMSA website https://mensshed.org/ has available a variety of health-related resources and links such as:
- National Male Health Policy
- The Indigenous Men’s Health Manual
- Health Speakers & Info Contact Guide– a comprehensive list of health organisation ‘Peak Bodies’ (the experts in their field) who can provide guest speakers for Men’s Sheds.
- Men’s Shed Dementia Manual
- ‘Any Mug’s BBQ Cookbook’
- ‘A Beginner’s Kitchen’ cookbook
- ‘Spanner in the works?’