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Kids as young as six ‘sacrificing their future’ to act as carers

Jun 22 2018

An “invisible” generation of Queensland kids as young as six are sacrificing their childhood and education to act as carers for disabled or ageing family members, experts have warned. New …

Be a part of something bigger!

Jun 21 2018

We are looking for smart and talented people like you to join our fantastic team. Carers Queensland are proud to be Local Area Coordination Partners in the Community Program in …

Introducing our brand new newsletter

Jun 18 2018

Together we are making life better! Welcome to the first edition of our new monthly e-newsletter, where you will find all the latest news and information that’s important to you, …

Carers Queensland to improve disability support with new NDIS funding

Jun 04 2018

4 June 2018 Carers Queensland is the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Local Area Coordination, Partners in the Community service provider for five new service areas in Queensland. The …

Budget 2018: What it means for carers

May 10 2018

The 2018-19 Australian Federal Budget was released on Tuesday 8 May . The Budget included the measures to design and fund an integrated service delivery system to carers that was …

Carers Queensland first NFP to gain Rainbow Tick accreditation in Queensland

May 08 2018

Carers Queensland is the first not for profit organisation to be accredited with the Rainbow Tick in Queensland, joining a growing number of businesses in Australia offering a welcoming and …

Young Carers take centre stage at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Apr 05 2018

Tuppence, 23, has faced many challenges in life. She was only 17 and in her final week of high school when her father had a stroke and she had to …

Centrelink changes will cost carers

Mar 22 2018

Changes to legislation passed by the Senate on 21 March means that carers – who often already wait many weeks or months to have their claims assessed – will no …

New national approach to carer support services

Mar 05 2018

Minister for Social Services, The Hon Dan Tehan MP, today announced that the government has approved the long-awaited introduction of a new national approach to carer support services. “This is …

Caring for your Finances – Fact Sheet

Mar 09 2018

If you care for a family member or friend, you may be eligible for payments to help you meet the costs of caring. There may also be programs that provide …

Getting NDIS ready in Central Queensland

Mar 02 2018

Carers Queensland’s team in Central Queensland has increased eightfold since August, as our latest NDIS Local Area Coordination service hit the ground running to meet the fast-tracked introduction of the …

Understanding Respite Care – Fact Sheet

Mar 09 2018

Caring can be rewarding as well as being physically and emotionally demanding. From time to time, carers may need to take a break from their caring role. Carers may also …