Are you an LGBTI carer? Find support and services to help you

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) carers face the same stresses and pressures as other carers. But you may also face added problems of discrimination.

LGBTI carers can use all the same supports and services as other carers, including financial help, respite services and help and advice in many areas.

There are also many organisations and resources designed specifically to help LGBTI carers. It’s important for you to find support to help you and the person you care for.

Getting information and support

There are many organisations and services that can help.

LGBTI carer rights

It’s also important to remember that you have the same legal rights as any other carer, both when you receive services and at work. You:

  • have the right to be treated with respect and considered as a partner with other care providers
  • have the right to privacy and confidentiality
  • can’t be discriminated against at work you because you are a carer
  • can ask for flexible working arrangement because you are a carer
  • have the right to take leave to care for family or household members