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Support for Carers

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Caring for you, while you care for someone.
We're here for you.

Anyone can be a carer.

Many people don’t see themselves as carers. They are just children, parents, partners or friends who care for someone close to them.

If you are a carer, you can get help and support from the government and other organisations. 

Carer Gateway now has a new website and services to provide even more help for carers, including clear advice, free counselling, an online forum, online coaching and skills courses.

This website provides the following to carers in Australia:

  • Help and advice
    • Legal Matters
    • At home
    • Carer role
    • Speaking up for someone
    • Managing health and behaviour
    • Working with health services
    • Day to day
    • Looking after yourself
    • Transport and travel
    • Working while caring
    • Studying while caring
  • Carer support
    • Planning for Emergencis
  • Taking a break (respite)
    • What is Respite
    • Getting Respite
    • Planning for Emergencies
  • Financial help
    • Carer Payments
    • Youth Allowance
    • Young Carer Bursary Program
    • Cards and Concessions
  • Real-life stories
  • Tips

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