Are you a carer?
Across Australia, there are 2.7 million people providing unpaid care for a family member or friend.
However, it’s estimated that up to 79 percent don’t identify as a carer.
If you provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged, you are a carer.
Anyone at any time can become a carer.
We are dedicated to making life better
We are the voice of carers and we provide a range of programs and services to support you in your caring role.
Carers need care too
Carers come from all walks of life and every caring situation is different.
The responsibilities within your caring role can impact your ability to have a normal life.
Socialising, financial security, education and other opportunities that were once part of everyday life can be diminished because of the challenges involved with family caring.
Additionally, a carer’s own health and wellbeing can deteriorate as a result of their responsibilities.
It is therefore essential that as a carer, you receive effective support and recognition for your caring role.
You are not alone
There are 474,000 unpaid carers in Queensland. That’s one in 10 people who are in a similar role to you.
We are committed to improving the quality of life of all carers throughout Queensland.
Want more information?
If you are looking for something more local, check out our Regional Offices and Support Groups.