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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 …

Dealing with Service Providers – Fact Sheet

Mar 09 2018

Dealing with service providers and getting exactly what you need can be tricky at times. Here are a few steps you can follow when dealing with your service provider. Before …

Staying Healthy – Fact Sheet

Mar 09 2018

As a carer, it is vital that you care for yourself, so that you can continue to care for others. Here are a few tips on staying healthy. Managing stress …

Connecting wearers and carers

Mar 07 2018

Many people are hesitant to wear a pendant or something that easily identifies they are wearing an alert device in case of a fall or emergency. Carers Queensland in collaboration …

Decision Making – Fact Sheet

Mar 09 2018

Are you overwhelmed by the decisions you’re facing as a carer? Here are a few useful tips for you to consider when making big decisions. About making decisions As adults, …

Waiting time imposing stress on carers

Feb 27 2018

Carers Australia has joined with Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA), Baptist Care Australia and Uniting Care Australia in urging the government to release more Home Care Packages for the …