Carers Australia

The voice for carers across Australia

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Help identify hidden young carers this National Carers Week

15 October 2021

Educational institutions around the country are being encouraged to identify and support young carers in their classrooms with the help of a new toolkit from Australia’s peak body for unpaid carers.

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Calls for GPs to help improve carer wellbeing this National Carers Week

14 October 2021

Carers Australia are asking General Practitioners and other medical professionals to help improve carer health and wellbeing through social prescribing.

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The importance of having access to support for unpaid carers is clear

12 October 2021

Recent outcomes from a survey conducted by Carers Australia and the University of Canberra has identified that unpaid carers are lonelier, in poorer physical and mental health, and are less likely to be employed compared to the average Australian.

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Celebrating Carers during National Carers Week

10 October 2021

National Carers Week 2021 is a time to recognise and celebrate Australia’s unpaid carers who provide care and support to a family member or friend.

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A little support makes a big difference this Dementia Action Week

21 September 2021

Carers Australia is calling for greater support for people living with dementia and their carers during this year’s Dementia Action Week.

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Office Shutdown

12 August 2021

As of today, Thursday 12 August 2021, Carers Australia will be moving to a remote working environment as a result of the snap lockdown in the ACT.

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Millions Of Reasons To Care – National Carers Week 2021

29 July 2021

Carers Australia and the National Carer Network are excited to announce ‘Millions of Reasons to Care’ as the theme for National Carers Week 2021. 

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GPs urged to educate carers on opioids

29 June 2021

National body warns that healthcare professionals need to be identifying carers of people taking opioids and including them in vital discussions on their safe use.

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Women carers to be better supported in the workplace under a new program

25 May 2021

In a win for women carers looking to combine work and care, Carers Australia has been announced as a grant recipient of the Federal Government’s Women’s Leadership and Development Program.

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Increased funding for respite and support services for carers welcomed

11 May 2021

The Treasurer’s announcement tonight of an additional $798.3 million to support carers of the aged has been welcomed by the national peak body for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.

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Carers must be recognised by Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

20 April 2021

Carers must not be forgotten by the Select Committee on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention (the Committee), says the national peak body for Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.

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Carers must remain a priority

30 March 2021

The Federal Government’s new ministry must continue to prioritise Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers.