If you are caring for someone with disability, they may be able to get support from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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Since 2015, Carer Gateway has worked hard to give carers useful information and links to many supports and services. Carer Gateway is now changing to make it even easier for you to get the help you need.
'Self preservation is essential. You have to step back sometimes, even if it’s just for a small amount of time.'
‘You shouldn’t be afraid to reach out for help, whether that’s to family or someone outside.’
‘I’m an occupational therapist because of my experience as a carer.’
‘It was the hardest thing I’ve done, but I’m glad I could be his carer.’
The person you care for may need help in travelling outside the home. Knowing how to get around and what you need to think about when travelling can help to make things easier.
The person you care for is likely to have health problems, and may sometimes also have challenging behaviour. As a carer, there are some key strategies you can use to manage their health and behaviour.
As a carer, you help the person you care for with many activities in and around the home. Understanding what you need to do and what help you can get can make your life easier.
One of the roles of a carer is to speak up for someone who may not be able to speak for themselves, or who may need help in getting the help or services they need.