OHS Carer Support Program
The Carer Support Program can provide carers with information and resources to support them in their caring role, as well as assistance navigating local health services.
A carer is someone - a family member, friend or neighbour - who regularly provides support to someone with a disability, chronic health condition, terminal illness, mental illness, or someone who is experiencing age related frailty.
Carers are not paid for their role, though they may receive a Centrelink allowance or payment. Anyone, at any time throughout life can become a carer.
Carers are a very diverse group of people, of differing ages and backgrounds with each caring situation being unique. Caring may involve a few hours assistance per week through to sustained 24 hour care. It may also involve balancing full or part time work with caring responsibilities.
A carer may provide assistance with a range of activities including personal care such as showering or dressing, mobility, transport, social and emotional support, communication, meal preparation, house work, medication management, financial management, and other aspects of the person’s daily life.
For more information download the Information for Carers Booklet here Information For Carers booklet.