We are the voice for carers in the ACT and can provide support to all unpaid carers. We can connect you to other carers, provide advice and guidance, give you a break when you need it and offer services to make caring easier.
Together, we can share the care.
Caring is not something anyone plans to do. It’s unexpected and can be hard. It’s important to remember that no one has to care alone. We offer a range of services to help lighten the load and support you in your caring journey.
Who is a carer?
How we support your journey
Get help now
Who is a carer?At some point in our lives, all of us will either require care or become a carer. Carers are unpaid family members, friends or neighbours who provide assistance with the tasks of daily living to someone who:
- has a disability
- has a medical condition (terminal or chronic illness)
- has a mental illness, and/or
- is frail because they are old (known as ‘frail and aged’)
Why CarersACT?At Carers ACT we are deeply passionate about impacting the lives of carers. We are great at partnering with carers through their journey, seeing and hearing carers where no-one else does, supporting and advocating for better outcomes and being there during the hard times.
How we support your journeyWe can connect you to other carers, provide advice and guidance, give you a break when you need it and offer services to make caring easier.
Get help nowThere are many ways you can connect for support. If you need care now, you can call the Carer Gateway for emergency respite on 1800 422 737. You can also connect to Carers ACT for ongoing support.
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