Caring for a family member or friend can be rewarding. It can be difficult and challenging to find the right service if you are from another culture or speak limited English language.
A carer is someone who might be looking after a family member or close friend, you might think you are just doing what you should do. The individual may:
- be a person with a disability
- be frail aged
- have a long term illness
- be terminally ill
- have a mental health illness
- have an addiction problem
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 provides links to associations that speak your language and can help you
- Community associations
- Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia
- Translating and Interpreting Service
- Respite Care
- Carers Association can arrange counselling sessions in your language - call 1800 242 636
- Centrelink - you can speak to someone in your own language by calling their Multilanguage Phone Service on 131 202
To read the full article please visit https://www.carergateway.gov.au/resources-for-carers-from-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-CALD-backgrounds and https://www.carergateway.gov.au.