Below are links to organisations we feel may be useful to carers. Please note that the Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre is not responsible for the content of external websites.


Aged

Need Information about aged care services or need to access a service you can contact:

My Aged Care
Ph: 1800 200 422*
Open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.00pm
Saturday 10am to 2.00pm
www.myagedcare.gov.au
Please note that from July 1st 2015 if you need a home, community or residential aged care service you will have to contact My Aged Care.

Aged Care Rights Service (TARS)
Advocacy for residents, recipients and their carers.
- Aged Care Homes
- Home Support Packages
- Commonwealth Home Support Program
- Older Persons Legal Service
Ph: 1800 424 079
www.tars.com.au

The DPS Guide to Aged Care
A directory of home and community care services, residential care accommodation and retirement living options
www.agedcareguide.com.au

The NSW Elder Abuse Hotline
Ph: 1800 628 221

Alzheimer’s Australia
Provides support and advocacy for people living with dementia
www.alzheimers.org.au

Dementia Net
Online information about dementia for people diagnosed with dementia and their families
www.dementianet.com


Disability

Ageing Disability and Home Care

Daisi
Disability Information service – Far North Coast NSW
Ph: 1800 800 340
www.daisi.asn.au

National Disability Insurance Scheme
(NDIS) for information about the scheme
www.ndis.gov.au

Ability Inc Advocacy Service
Provides individual advocacy for people with a disability, carers and family
Ph: 1800 657 961
www.abilityincorporated.org.au

National Disability Abuse & Neglect
A hotline for reporting abuse and neglect of people with a disability in government funded disability services
Hotline: 1800 880 052
www.disabilityhotline.net.au


Carers

Carers Australia
Carers Australia represents the needs and interests of carers at the national level
www.carersaustralia.com.au

Carers NSW
An association for relatives and friends who are caring for people with a disability, mental health problem, chronic condition or who are frail aged.
www.carersnsw.org.au

Working Carers Support Gateway
Help for people who are working AND caring.
www.workingcarers.org.au


Young Carers

Carers NSW - Young Carer Services
Youngcarers.net - a website is designed primarily to support young carers
www.carersnsw.org.auYoung Carer Activities
www.carersnsw.org.au

Mission Australia Youth Services
Provides the opportunity to successfully move through their adolescent years and into adulthood, well prepared for life ahead. https://www.missionaustralia.com.au/what-we-do/youth-services

CanTeen
Organisation for young people living with cancer
www.canteen.org.au

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Information for family members across Australia where a parent has a mental illness and for people who care for and work with them.
www.copmi.net.au

Headspace
Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation
www.headspace.org.au

PCYC NSW
Police Community Youth Clubs NSW Australia
www.pcycnsw.org


Mental Health

Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
Bringing hope to people with a mental illness.
www.sfnsw.org.au

Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
Information for family members across Australia where a parent has a mental illness and for people who care for and work with them.
www.copmi.net.au

Sane Australia
Working for a better life for people affected by mental illness
www.sane.org

Headspace
Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation
www.headspace.org.au

Beyond Blue
Working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.
www.beyondblue.org.au


Other

Healthdirect Australia
To get fast, expert advice about any health issue, helping you make an informed decision about how to manage it. www.healthdirect.org.au

 

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