Our 30-year history revolves around the numerous people who have worked to keep carers supported and recognised over the years.
From humble beginnings to recognition as the peak body for carers in the ACT, carers remain at the centre of everything we do as we grow.
A small group of carers in search of support connected more than 30 years ago. This group went on to become Carers ACT, the leading provider of carer supports in the ACT.
1,344 carers were able to share and connect with other carers in more than 210 educational, social and wellbeing group activities
305 carers learned strategies to maintain their wellbeing and build resilience through 76 wellbeing sessions
335 carers enhanced their wellbeing through our social respite program activities such as craft groups, lunches and art groups
80 carers were able to have a break from their caring role, enhance their wellbeing and make social connections by attending 4 Carer Wellbeing Retreats
84 carers were able to take a break with the aged person they care for during 6 ACT Walking the Journey Together Retreats
75 carers were able to take a break with the aged person they care for during 4 Illawarra Walking the Journey Together Retreats
191 carers were supported through 689 counselling sessions and 10 therapeutic group sessions
585 carers attended 73 educational workshops which equipped them with vital skills and knowledge, boosted their confidence and strengthened their capacity to care.
1,500 carers in the ACT were provided carer support and planning, respite care, information and links to local services.
Source: Carers ACT 2021