Advocacy, rights & change

Caring becomes easier when the people and organisations that support you understand your needs. It is important to communicate effectively and find ways to negotiate with those who impact on your caring role.
  • National carer initiatives

    The Australian government has furthered the commitments made in their response to the ‘Who Cares?’ report with a number of national initiatives that are important to caring families.
  • Speak up for yourself

    Advocacy is about speaking up in support of your rights and the rights of the person you care for. It is about negotiating to make sure that you get the practical, financial and emotional support you need.
  • Make a complaint

    You have the right to complain if you are concerned about the services delivered to you or the person you care for. Complaints can clear up misunderstandings and help you get the support you are entitled to.