Who we are
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s unpaid carers, advocating on their behalf to influence policies and services at a national level.
What we do
Carers Australia advocates and lobbies on a wide range of issues that affect carers. We also manage the delivery of national programs, support and services for carers across Australia.
We work in collaboration with carers, Carers Associations, government and peak bodies to develop policy, advocacy, programs and events to improve the lives of Australia’s 2.7 million carers.
Who is a carer?
Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.
What does a carer do?
Commonly, carers are responsible for the management of medications. Carers provide emotional, social or financial support. Caring may also involve helping the person they are caring for to be organised, reminding them to attend appointments and dealing with emergencies.
Carers National News
Carers National News – 6 August 2020
6 August 2020
Replacement value of unpaid care in Australia rises to $77.9 billion per year
31 July 2020
A new report commissioned by Carers Australia has confirmed that the estimated annual replacement value of all unpaid care in Australia has risen to $77.9 billion – an increase of 29% since similar research was last conducted in 2015.
Further support needed for unpaid carers during COVID-19 pandemic
24 July 2020
A further one-off payment of $750 to all unpaid carers receiving carer payments across Australia would go some way to providing the support they need to continue caring during the ongoing uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic brings.
What Will the NDIS Fund
10 August 2020 – 269.08 KB
What is ECEI
10 August 2020 – 494.39 KB
The Planning Meeting
10 August 2020 – 225.57 KB
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