The NDIS and carers

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability, which affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. Carers Australia outlines eligibility, access and support services from perspective of families and carers.

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ACAT assessment information

An ACAT assessment is required to access most aged care services subsidised by the Australian Government. Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) help older people and their carers work out what kind of care will best meet their needs. They can provide information on the range of services available and can help you or your carer to access these services, through information and/or referral. 

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Caregiver Space

The Caregiver Space is a US based site that offers a safe and open space where you can be real about what it’s like to care for someone dealing with a serious disability or illness. Here you can use community forums to ask questions, share experiences, get real answers, or just get things off your chest.

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Young Carers

This website is aimed at children and young people up to 25 years of age, who help care in families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem. Information on where to get help and services available are included on the site.

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Carers Australia

Carers Australia offers specialist services across Australia for people those providing care and support to family members and friends. These services include counselling, advice, information and registration for people caring for others. State and territory specific branches cater for people locally.
 

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