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Supporting carers to keep on caring

We help carers look after their own needs as well as those of the person they are caring for.

Carer in the garden with older manHelping carers to get the break they deserve

We know that carers provide vital hands-on support that allows people to remain living at home. That is why carers deserve a well earned break. When that moment comes, we support carers to take some time out to recharge to attend to other parts of their life.

We help find and access high quality day and overnight care for people with a disability and older Australians. This could be in your own home, or at one of our community hubs, a one-off arrangement or something you need on a regular basis.

We also work with carers to ensure they have the support networks needed to cope. This includes support groups, activities, access to one-on-one counselling, and specialist services for young carers.

Older woman paintingSupporting carers to access the right services at the right time

Caring for a family member or friend who is ageing or has a disability is rewarding and demanding. All carers want the best for their loved ones but sometimes your loved ones need more help than you alone can provide.

When you need more help, navigating the complex range of services and government funding can be difficult and stressful. We provide free information, advice and referrals to help you find the best services to help your loved ones thrive. This includes guidance and support to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme and government funded support to age well at home.

Old man sitting in a chair wearing a blue shirtHigh quality support to lighten the load

We can help you and your loved ones to tailor a package of services that meets your goals and needs. Our expert teams offer services in the home or our community centres to:

Support people to age well at home:

Help with cooking
Cleaning and maintenance
Respectful support for washing and getting ready for the day
Short and long term nursing or specialist allied health services
Practical support such as transport to participate in social activities and outings

 

Supporting people with a disability to live the life they choose:

Social activities, transport, and life skills programs
Therapy services such as physiotherapy, speech pathology, psychology, nutrition support, occupational therapy and behaviour support delivered by professional staff expert in working with adults and children with mental illness, physical and intellectual disabilities
Help to coordinate support to get the right services at the right time