Support for carers from other agencies
Department of Social Services (DSS)
DSS provide information and links to a range of services available locally and across Australia, including services for people with a disability and those who provide care. Centres can assist carers with options to take a break through short-term and emergency respite, based on assessed need, and provide advice on and coordinate access to respite services in a carer’s local area.
You can find more information on the DSS website about these topics:
Carer Gateway is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers. The interactive service finder helps carers connect to local support services.
You can find more information on the Carer Gateway website
Carers Australia is a national organisation that supports Australia’s carers. They work to improve the health, well being, resilience and financial security of carers.
You can find more information on the Carers Australia website