Carers SA has a wide range of publications, reports and factsheets about our work, your caring role, and other issues relating to caring.
Here you can find some of our brochures about our services, research reports and policy submissions.
This guide will help explain as clearly as possible the steps in the NDIS journey so you as a carer, and the person you care for, have the information and skills to confidently work through all the NDIS processes.
Outline of our services and how we can assist in supporting carers
Provides information on our Aboriginal Care Support Program - aims, support offerings and key contacts
Information on the education and training courses we can provide to family carers and service providers.
Carers SA has partnered with Good Shepherd Microfinance Australia and New Zealand, providers of the NILS scheme, to provide No Interest Loans to family carers on a low income. Outlines usage of funds, application process and eligibility.
Provides information about showing your support by offering a donation, bequest or in memory donation to Carers SA.
Labor’s support for family and friend carers welcome
Released May 2019 – South Australian carers have told us for a very long time that transport is a major issue.
The Fact Sheet provides project background information and updates regarding a new vehicle sharing pilot in the Murray Bridge region.
Released August 2017 - things Carers need to know about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) today.
Released January 2017 - based on 2015 ABS data - includes South Australian key statistics on number of carers, employment and income and role of caring.
Released June 2015 - collection of online or digital resources for carers to assist carers in their caring role.
This submission addresses concerns regarding the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia
Carers Australia - January 2019 - Budget submission to the Australian Government, outlining Carers Australia's recommendations for the Federal Budget.
Carers SA’s submission to the South Australian Government, outlining Carers SA’s recommendations for addressing the needs of carers in the next State Budget.
Carers Australia - 8 March 2018 - A submission document to the DSS Discussion Paper on the importance of supported employment to people with disability and their carers.
Carers SA is urging candidates and (future) Members of the South Australian Parliament to commit to appropriate representation and support for the 245,000 South Australian unpaid family carers and their families by acknowledging their issues and adopting key commitments to carers. This document also contains 1241 direct messages written by carers.
Carers Australia - September 2017 - A submission document outlining that Carers Australia does not support the extension of the Cashless Debit Card to new areas, more participants, and beyond the current end date.
Carers Australia - August 2017 - A submission relating to propositions for a more integrated home care program to support older Australians.
Carers Australia - July 2017 - Carers Australia's response to this Bill which outlines the various payments that young carers can receive.
Carers Australia - July 2017 - Carers Australia response to two provisions of the Bill, 1. automatic qualification for carer payment, and 2. intent to claim provisions.
Carers Australia - March 2017 - recommendations to address problems which have arisen with the implementation of the NDIS to date.
Carers Australia - March 2017 - how NDIS will impact carers of people with psychosocial disability.
Carers Australia - February 2017 - focusing on the impact on carers of the proposed amendments to the bill.
Carers Australia - January 2017 - Budget Submission to the Australian Government, outlining Carers Australia's recommendations for the Federal Budget.
Carers Australia - December 2016 - includes collective feedback on the new model from National Network of Carers Associations (including Carers SA).
Carers Australia - December 2016 - impacts of reforms on carers' access to services to aged care which support them in their caring role.
Carers Australia - September 2016 - comments on the desire for greater engagement of carers by pharmacies and greater awareness of the services available.
Carers Australia - September 2016 - regarding removal of backdating of the Carer Allowance, and removal of the Energy Supplement to new social security and family assistance payments recipients
Carers Australia - August 2016 - review of Elder Abuse and Commonwealth Laws, with a focus on family and friend carers and suggestions about improving the safety and protection of older people.
Carers Australia - August 2016 - services within the human services sector that are best suited to increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice
This report contains a detailed process description, evaluation discussions and shares insights into the project and the subsequent Bridge to Cars Vehicle Sharing Pilot 2019.
Carers SA conducted a research project investigating transport issues across metropolitan and regional South Australia.
This summary of our finding is designed to support transport advocacy strategies across sectors and allow community and carer concerns around transport (and supported transport) to be heard.
Carers SA Report - December 2017 - Report outlining the results from the bi-annual carers survey which highlights the everyday life of unpaid carers and puts a spotlight on the issues and challenges faced by carers and their families.
Carers SA Report - May 2017 - Report outlining and explaining the transition points young carers go through from early childhood right through to 25 years of age.
7th International Carers Conference – Presentation of Carers SA’s Young Carer Service Model and Pilot - 06-Oct-2017.
Summary document of the 2017 Carers Survey, highlighting many important important statistics regarding carers in South Australia.
Issues and Challenges - student placement project - January 2017. Addresses who are LGBTI carers, barriers to entry, conflict and layers of grief, heternormative care environments and recommendations.
Accompanying resource to Carer SA's Good Practice Forum - “Young Carers – What Next?” - October 2016.
A letter template for carers to fill out with their issues and concerns and send to their local candidates in the 2018 state election.
A form for young carers to fill out and send back to Carers SA with the purpose that it will be included in the 2018 State Election Strategy for carers in South Australia.
Carers Victoria took part in a national research project exploring the experiences and needs of older LGBTI carers and the carers of older LGBTI Australians. The project was led by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, Val's Café Inclusive Practice Network and Carers Australia and provides information and practical strategies around supporting LGBTI carers. Findings and stories from this research have been included in An Extra Degree of Difficulty evidence based resource.
The Australian government Emergency Care Plan allows you lists contact details of the people who have agreed to give emergency support to the person you care for. It also includes instructions on the type of care they may need to provide.