Carer Gateway – The New National Carer Support System
The Australian Government is introducing a new system for delivering carer supports and services. It is the biggest reform to carer services in more than a decade. It is also known as the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS).
This time, over two consecutive days, we hear Lucy’s story. A nine year old child who has several conditions and needs that make life especially challenging for her and her parents.
19th July 2019
AUDIO – The joy and Challenge of Raising an Autistic child
In this interview, journalist Kim Huynh passed his microphone over to Elle, a local autistic woman, who asked her Mum Lynne about what it was like to raise her.
25 May 2019
AUDIO – Shea’s Story
A touching interview between young carer Talon, a 14 year old boy who cares for his 16 year old brother Shea, with cerebral palsy. Shea and Talon have a strong bond and Talon is immensely proud of how his older brother has lived life to the fullest, including carrying the baton at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
11 May 2019
AUDIO – Elle’s Story
Have a listen to this frank discussion between teenager Elle and her mother and carer Lyn talking about how they dealt with Elle’s years of mental illness and attempted suicide, and how they came out with hope and a stronger future.
15 April 2019
AUDIO – Rachel’s Story
Rachel Rix cared for six children and numerous foster children until her dreams of travelling around Australia to help those in need were dashed by illness, forcing her devoted husband Darrin to become her carer. Aired on ABC Radio Canberra and nationally. First in a series of carer stories from the ACT by journalist Kim Huynh.
AUDIO – Young Carer Miguel Bedsor talks about his caring role on ABC Radio
ABC Radio ‘Capital Youth project’ interview with young carer Miguel Bedsor, talking about life and his caring role. (3m24s)
22 June 2018
VIDEO – Young Carer Malakai Reinhard talks about his caring role on WIN TV
Young carer Malakai Reinhard, a nominee for the inaugural 2018 Westfield Local Hero award talks to Emma Groves from Win TV about his caring role. (1m32s)
New Integrated Carer Support Model Announced
Federal Government announces a new $85.6 million integrated national approach to delivering carer support services focused on helping carers get the support they need early before they reach crisis point.
19 February 2018
AUDIO – The Importance of Advance Care Planning
Carers ACT CEO Lisa Kelly interviewed on ABC Radio by Adam Shirley about the importance of Advance Care Planning. (6m8s)
16 October 2017
National Carers Week 2017
October 15-21 is National Carers Week where we take time to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution of thousands of unpaid carers around the country.
7 June 2017
An ACT that Cares for Carers – ACT Carers Strategy
The Chief Minister’s budget announcement that the ACT Government will provide support to develop and implement an ACT Carer’s Strategy in partnership with Carers ACT is a welcome initiative for around 46,000 unpaid carers in the ACT, according to Ms Lisa Kelly, CEO Carers ACT.
ACT Budget – Disability Measures
Carers ACT welcomes the range of disability reform initiatives outlined in yesterday’s ACT Budget that will assist unpaid carers who look after people with a disability.
12 May 2017
Carers ACT Appoints New CEO
The Board of Carers ACT is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Lisa Kelly as its new Chief Executive Officer.