May 8, 2018

Carers Australia welcomes major injection of funds in Disability Employment Services

Increased funding can also have positive effect on carers.

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April 16, 2018

Submission to the Aged Care Financing Authority Respite Care Consultation

Our submission into a review of the use of respite care and the appropriateness of current funding arrangements.

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April 10, 2018

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Encouraging Self-Sufficiency for Newly Arrived Migrants) Bill 2018

Our Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee.

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March 8, 2018

Submission on Supported Employment

Our Submission to the DSS Discussion Paper on the importance of supported employment to people with disability and their carers.

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March 5, 2018

New national approach to carer support services announced

Long-awaited new approach to national carer support services approved.

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February 27, 2018

Waiting time for home care packages imposing unsustainable stress on carers of the aged

There is an increasing need for more Home Care Packages for the aged.

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February 4, 2018

Serious shortage of respite accommodation in aged care homes revealed

Increased subsidies and greater availability needed for respite.

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February 2, 2018

Improving access to aged residential respite care

Reports to Carers Australia and state and territory Carer Associations of difficulties finding residential respite care to support carers of the aged have been increasing.

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January 29, 2018

All about carers

This factsheet contains statistics and information about carers in Australia.

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January 19, 2018

Specialist Dementia Care Units

Carers of people with dementia not only provide more hours of care on average than most other categories of carers, but they are also more likely to experience significant strain, stress and psychological...

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