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Carers TAS

Carers Tasmania is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to assisting and supporting family carers living in Tasmania.

A family carer is a person providing unpaid care of someone that has a disability, is frail or aged, has a mental illness, has a chronic or life-limiting illness or has an alcohol or other drug issue.

Anyone, anytime can become an unpaid family carer. There are over 85,000 family carers in Tasmania ranging from school-age to senior years.

Carers can access a broad range of free services by calling the toll-free number 1800 242 636. Services include counselling, carer education and training, peer support groups, information and advice, and referral to over 290 organisations state-wide. Carers Tasmania has offices in North Hobart, South Burnie and Launceston.

Carers Tasmania is also the Peak Body for family and friend carers in the state. They are part of a national network of carer associations that raise awareness and influence change on behalf of carers nationally.

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Last reviewed: July 2019

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Carers Tasmania - Caring for Someone with a Mental Illness

Supporting a person with a condition that affects their mood, thinking and behaviour can be difficult and confusing. Carers Tasmania is here to help.

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Carers Tasmania - Caring for Someone with a Disability

Are you caring for a family member or friend who has a disability?

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Carers Tasmania - Coping with an Ongoing Illness

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

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Carers Tasmania - Are you a Young Carer?

Are you under 25 and looking after a family member or friend?

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Carers Tasmania - Respite - Taking A Break

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Planning Ahead - Carers Tasmania

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Taking Care of You - Carers Tasmania

Looking after yourself is paramount to both your own wellbeing and your ability to maintain your role as a carer.

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System Reforms - Carers Tasmania

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 Tasmania - Caring for an Older Person

Are you caring for a frail or aged family member, neighbour or friend?

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Caring, Working & Finances - Carers Tasmania

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