Information and advice

Do you look after a family member or friend? We can help you with information and advice to support you in your caring journey.

How Carers ACT can help you

Carers ACT’s information and advice provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for carers to find out about and access the support they need. We provide information on more than 700 community care services in the ACT, including those we provide directly. We will help you locate and access services appropriate for your family’s unique caring situation, let you know about eligibility requirements as well as any associated costs.

Carer Advisory Service
This service provides information, advice and referrals on carer services such as counselling, respite, support groups, carer advocacy, educational and social activities: 1800 242 636 (free call from local phones, mobile calls at mobile rates)

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Program
This program offers information and advice to link you into ACT’s community care services, including household help, home modification, aged-care homes and much more: 1800 052 222 (free call from local phones, mobile calls at mobile rates)

Community Engagement Program
This program delivers seminars and information resources to community groups and service providers to raise community awareness about carers and the services available to them.