Posted on 21 December 2015
The Australian Government has recently launched a new service to support Australia’s 2.7 million carers in their caring roles.
The Carer Gateway provides information about the services and support available for people who care for someone with a disability, or who are frail due to age. Carer Gateway will provide information for carers online and by phone:
- Telephone: Carers can call 1800 422 737 from Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm for information about services and support available.
- Website: A range of information including practical advice on how to care, details about financial and respite support, and how to adjust when caring ends, can be accessed at www.carergateway.gov.au (New window)
- Service finder: Carer Gateway website has an interactive service finder to help carers identify local services, including Commonwealth-funded organisations delivering carer support services.
This new service does not affect how carers currently access their existing support services.
For more information about Carer Gateway, visit www.carergateway.gov.au (New window)
This article was sourced from the website NDIS.gov.au and the original article can be found at New Australian Government funded service supports carers.