For Carers and Families

SUFY recognises and encourages the support and involvement of family members, unpaid carers, formal decision makers and guardians who can assist in the advocacy effort.

See below some organisations which may be helpful to carers and families:

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers.

If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.

Carer Gateway provides many services to support carers in their caring role, including:

To learn more about Carer Gateway click here.

Carers QLD

“Carers, the people they care for and their families are at the centre of everything we do; as such, we support self-directed services.

We encourage your personal growth and empowerment and we work with you to improve your quality of life.

We provide hands-on support to carers through our regional offices across Queensland, working in close collaboration with carers, other state and territory Carers Associations and strategic partners.”

To learn more about Carers QLD click here.

Carer Payment – Services Australia

A Carers Payment is a payment you can receive if you give constant care to someone with disability or a medical condition, or an adult who’s frail aged.

This payment can help you if you provide constant care to someone who needs care for at least 6 months. This payment is also if you’re caring for someone at the end of their life.

You can care for one or more people, in your house, their home or in hospital. If you care for more than one person, read about caring for multiple people.

The amount of Carer Payment you get depends on your personal circumstances.

You may still get Carer Payment if you take time away from caring for up to 25 hours a week to work, study or train.

To find out more about who can get the Carer Payment, click here.

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