We know that carers cope best when they have help and support. In Australia, there are many services and supports ready to help you and the person you care for. But we also know that many carers don’t ask for help.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual + (LGBTIQA+) carers face the same stresses and pressures as other carers. But you may also face added problems of discrimination.
All carers, no matter the age of the person they care for, are able to access Carer Gateway for services and support. Call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and select option 1 to speak with your local service provider. Then explore our 10 tips about what you can do to make life easier if you are a carer looking after an elderly person.
We know that many young carers find themselves caring for someone and looking after a household before they have all the life skills they need.
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.