A carer is someone who might be looking after a family member or close friend. The individual may be:
- a person with a disability
- frail aged
- have a long term illness
- terminally ill
- have a mental health illness
- have addiction problems
If you are doing any of this, you are a carer, it is important to know that help is available.
Getting help and support:
- Carers Australia provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project Officers you can talk to - call 1800 242 636
- My Aged Care for information on meals and looking after your home from the Commonwealth Home Support Programme - call 1800 200 422
- Working carers support gateway for help and advice
- Respite care - call Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre (CCRC) on 1800 052 222 or 1800 059 059 after hours
- Centrelink - in most Centrelink offices there are indigenous customer service officers who can help you - 132 717
To read the full article please visit https://www.carergateway.gov.au/resources-for-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-carers and https://www.carergateway.gov.au.