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Carers

Learn about government benefits and payments available to support carers.

Carers

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Caring daily for someone with a disability, illness or medical condition is an important responsibility. Payments and services are available to help.

Department of Human Services

Caring for others

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Covers a wide range of topics that may be relevant to people who are caring for others, such as caring for someone with dementia, with a mental illness, with a disability, with a drug problem or for someone with cancer.

healthdirect Australia

Disability and carers

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Programs and services to support people with disability and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.

Department of Social Services

Help at home

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Provides information to assist people to stay at home. Includes information on home and community care services, home care packages and other care and support available.

Department of Social Services

Living with a disability

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Links to a range of resources about living with a disability, including advice, services, support groups and day to day issues such as dressing, driving and safety. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

National Respite for Carers Program

Provides access to a variety of respite services for carers who may need some extra help every now and then, including a short break from their caring role.

Department of Social Services

Young Carers

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Provides tips, contacts and support for children and young people who help care in families where someone has an illness or a disability.

Department of Social Services