A national online and telephone support service set up to provide assistance to Australia’s 2.7 million carers has already helped more than half a million people.
Carer Gateway is a one-stop shop for those hard-working, time-poor carers looking to connect with local services such as counselling, respite or access to government assistance. The Carer Gateway website offers practical tips for carers– from financial planning to safety in the house. Earlier this year a Facebook page was launched to help foster the carer community.
Visit www.carergateway.gov.au, phone 1800 422 737 between 8am and 6pm on weekdays. Carers can also join the Carer Gateway Facebook community (link is external).