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Carers

Aged care home finder

Helps you look for Australian government-funded aged care homes that meet your particular needs.

Department of Health

Carer allowance

A supplementary payment available for carers who provide additional daily care and attention for someone with a disability or medical condition, or who is frail aged.

Department of Human Services

Carer payment

An income support payment for people who personally provide constant care in the home of someone with a severe disability, illness, or who is frail aged.

Department of Human Services

Carers (DHS)

There are payments and services to support people who provide full-time care to someone else with a disability, illness or medical condition.

Department of Human Services

Caring for others

Covers a wide range of topics that may be relevant to people who are caring for others, such as caring for someone with dementia, with a mental illness, with a disability, with a drug problem or for someone with cancer.

healthdirect Australia

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Services Directory

Do you need to know about which community, residential aged care, disability and other support services are available in your area? Search this directory for an extensive list of service providers - including the range of services they offer and their contact details.

Department of Health

Community care service finder

The community care service finder can help you find services that can help you remain independent in your home.

Department of Health

Disability and carers

Programs and services and benefits and payments that support people with disabilities and their families and carers. Further support is provided through grants and funding for organisations delivering services for people with disability.

Department of Social Services

Living with a disability

Links to a range of resources about living with a disability, including advice, services, support groups and day to day issues such as dressing, driving and safety. Healthdirect provides links to some of Australia's most authoritative health organisations and their websites.

healthdirect Australia

Office of the Aged Care Commissioner

The Aged Care Commissioner examines complaints lodged against the Aged Care Complaints Scheme and the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.

Office of the Aged Care Commissioner

Young Carers

Young Carers provides contacts and support for children and young people, families and primary teachers. Their respite and information services program assists young carers to complete their education.

Department of Social Services

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