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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.
See how we can help you. Let us share the care.
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Carer Gateway is Australia’s national carer support network, providing in-person, phone and online services and support to unpaid carers all over Australia. Carers ACT is the delivery partner of the Carer Gateway in the Australian Capital Territory.
Access a range of emergency or respite support through the Carer Gateway.
I am caring for someone:
Not all carers will need to be connected with Carers ACT all of the time. And you don’t have to know what specific support you need when you register as a carer. We can help you work this out.
I’d like to:
If you are feeling stressed, anxious, sad or frustrated, you can talk to a counsellor either in person, or over the phone in the comfort of your own home.
You can also call the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737.
Request a callback from the Carer Gateway.
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Sharing stories, knowledge and experience with other carers can remind you that you’re not alone. You can do this with people in your area by finding an event for you.
Carers ACT runs social events, art classes, wellbeing workshops, cultural social groups and more to help you stay connected.See What's On
|The Carer Gateway provides online Carer Skills courses offering information, insights and practical tips to help you develop new understanding and skills important in your caring role.
|The online Carer Gateway Self-guided Coaching Service provides you with the opportunity to explore how your caring role affects different areas of your life.
|In-person and online peer support groups – you might like to meet with people like you who care for someone and share stories, knowledge and experience. You can do this with people in your area or you can join the carer forum online.|
|In-person and phone counselling – if you are feeling stressed, anxious, sad or frustrated, a counsellor can talk with you either in person or over the phone in the comfort of your own home.|
|In-person and online self-guided coaching – you can talk to a professional coach to reflect on your experience and needs, identify personal goals and create a plan to reach these goals, or you can work through interactive online coaching sessions at your own pace. There are a range of topics to help you in your caring role.|
“When you are caring for someone, the focus is constantly on them, not you. Caring is a tough gig, it is great attending activities at Carers ACT, as the focus is on you and you feel that you matter too. The Carers ACT staff are always friendly and supportive.”
We can connect you with the right services to meet your needs, when you need them. You choose what works for you and the person you are caring for. Personalised and flexible support can help you stay healthy, happy and well-connected in your caring role.
Follow Xi’s journey
Xi was connected to our NDIS support coordinator who help him, and his daughter identify his goals and obtain the supports and services needed to achieve these.