Are You a Carer?

Are you helping a family member or a friend in their day-to-day life?

Do they have a disability, mental or ongoing illness or are they frail and aged? Do you regularly do their shopping, housework or help them take their medication, or get to hospital appointments?
If this sounds like you, you are a carer and Carers SA is here for YOU.

Anyone, anytime, can be a carer

A carer can be young or old; they can care for someone full time or for a couple of hours a day. They can be family, friends, neighbours or colleagues.

Anyone can become a carer at any time. Carers come from all walks of life. You can become a carer gradually, by helping out more and more over time, or suddenly after a health crisis or an accident. Carers can, but do not have to, live with the person they are caring for.

Carers provide emotional, social or financial support. And they don’t get paid for it. Caring may include physical and personal care and assistance such as dressing, lifting, showering, feeding, providing transport, attending appointments, management of medications or providing assistance in an emergency.

Australia has over 2.7 million carers, 12% of the population. It is likely you are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.

 Carers SA support and empower those who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, drug or alcohol issue, or who are frail or aged through a range of services and information. We also provide specific and tailored support for Young Carers who are under 25. Links to these services are highlighted below.

 

Who Are You Caring For?

  • Someone who is
    an Older Person

    South Australia has a rapidly ageing population, and many people look after older or frail family members. If you find yourself in this situation, Carers SA can help you.

    Explore your options
  • Someone with a
    Disability

    If you are caring for someone with a disability, Carers SA has support programs available to you.

    Support is available
  • Someone With An
    Ongoing Illness

    Caring for someone with a chronic or terminal illness can be challenging and emotionally draining due to the uncertainty of the situation. Let us help you.

    How can we help?
  • Someone With A
    Mental Illness

    Supporting a person with a condition that affects their mood, thinking and behaviour can be difficult and confusing. You can turn to us.

    Let us help you

Young Carers

Are you under 25 and looking after a family member? Our team is trained to understand the needs of young carers and their families. We can help you to balance being a carer with study, work and having a social life too.

Would you like information about services and supports tailored to you?

Contact our friendly team for advice on
1800 242 636

Online chat 9am – 5pm weekdays (or leave a call back message) or use our contact form:
Contact Carers SA

If you would prefer to read about how we can help before getting in touch, download our ‘Supporting Family Carers’ brochure

Download Here

 

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