When caring for someone who is unable to move independently it’s important to make sure things can be done in the easiest and safest way so you avoid injury and exhaustion.
Tandem is the peak body for families and carers of people in Victoria experiencing mental ill health. Tandem advocates for the needs of family and carers and provides valuable information and resources in many community languages.
The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) is a national free service funded by the Australian Government. DBMAS provides individualised support and resources for carers of people living with dementia.
The Tom Fink Library was established in 1996 in memory of Tom Fink, husband of the late Averil Fink, founder of Carers NSW. The Library provides a free and accessible lending service for all carers. The collection contains a range of books and DVDs.
Everyday Caring provides coping strategies and promotes healthy lifestyles for carers and those they support. The blog is written from the perspective of one thrown suddenly into full time caring, who has learned ways to cope and to thrive.
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.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme supports people with a permanent and significant disability. Find out about eligibility and the resources available to recipients and their carers.
Carers Australia outlines an extensive range of services and resources specifically tailored to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers.
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.
Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services. The service is funded by the Australian Government.
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.
The Carers Forum is an Australian service for families, friends and other carers of someone living with mental illness. It provides a safe, anonymous online space for us to share our stories and help each other. Please note: the Sane forums are peer-to-peer support services and do not provide crisis support or counselling services.
KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative centred around young children. Its website contains helpful advice for the whole family.
This Australian government website outlines services that can provide help for disabled older persons and those who care for them.
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.
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.