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Carers SA

Carers SA is the peak body representing and advocating on behalf of carers throughout South Australia.

Carers SA is a not-for-profit incorporated association with a mixed income base including funding by the SA and Australian Governments. They are part of a national network of Carers Associations and a member of Carers Australia, the recognised national peak body representing and advocating on behalf of family and friend carers throughout Australia.

With one in every eight Australians caring for a family member or friend, Carers SA is committed to providing specialised carer, aged, and disability support services.

They are committed to working alongside every community and caring family, including LGBTI and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, to improve support and advocacy services for them.

Mission and vision

Carers SA’s vision is for an Australia that values and supports carers.

Their mission is to work to improve the health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security of carers and to ensure that caring is a shared responsibility of family, community and the government.

How Carers SA can help

Carers are at the heart of everything Carers SA do. They want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard. You should know they are with you, every step of the way. They can support you through offering advice, information, training, counselling and respite.

Information / help lines

  • Call 1800 242 636 9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri AEST (excluding public holidays) to speak to an experienced carer advisor about carer supports and services.
  • Visit Carer Gateway or call 1800 422 737 8am to 5pm, Mon to Fri AEST
  • Call 1800 422 737 to make an appointment with the Carer Gateway National Carers Counselling Program, Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm AEST. Counselling is offered face-to-face, via telephone, email and Skype, or in a group

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Last reviewed: May 2020

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Read About System Reforms - Carers SA

There are a variety of support systems available through the government and other organisations, that can assist you in your caring role. Contact our knowledgeable, friendly team for advice specific to your situation.

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Carers SA - How can we help?

We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard. Carers SA provides recognition, support and advice to make sure that you get the help that you need to fulfill your role to its best potential.

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Carers SA - Caring for someone with an ongoing illness

Caring for someone with an ongoing illness such as dementia, cancer or heart disease can be challenging and emotionally draining due to the uncertainty of the situation. Let us help you.

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Carers SA - Respite - Taking A Break

It’s okay to admit you need a break from the challenging role of being a carer. We can help you to explore options and plan flexible respite that best meets both your needs and the needs of the person you are caring for.

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Taking Care of You - Carers SA

Looking after yourself is paramount to both your own wellbeing and your ability to maintain your role as a carer. Taking care of all aspects of your life, including your mental and physical health, will increase the likelihood that you stay well, so that you can continue to support the person you are caring for.

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NDIS Fact Sheet - Carers SA

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was developed to assist people with significant and permanent disability under the age of 65 years, including their families and carers.

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Carers SA - Anyone, Anytime, Can Be a Carer. Are you?

Are you helping a family member or a friend in their day to day life?

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Carers SA - Carer Support Programs

Carers SA provide a range of services to support carers. This includes activity groups, support sessions, social outings, retreats and educational workshops. Individual support, information and advice can be provided over the phone or by making a time to meet with one of our friendly staff.

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Carers SA - Counselling - Talk things over

Our carer counselling program can link you to a qualified professional who has an understanding of the issues carers face.

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Caring, Working & Finances - Carers SA

There is a variety of support systems in place, including benefits and concessions, available through the government and other organisations, that can avoid you carrying the responsibilities of caring alone.

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