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Resources for school and support staff

With more than 235,000 young carers in Australia, chances are there is more than one young carer in your school. The person they care for may be a parent, sibling, their own child, another relative or a friend.

Research shows us that adequate support can improve a young carer’s health, mental health, educational outcomes and wellbeing.

The Young Carer toolkit can help teachers and support staff recognise that a young person in their school may have caring responsibilities. 

Identifying Young Carers Fact Sheet

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Resources for workplaces

Carers make up nearly 11% of our population.

Many combine paid work with caring for someone with disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or someone who is frail aged.

Offering flexible workplace provisions which allow employees to combine paid work with the caring role is essential for businesses to foster a productive, efficient and effective workforce.

There is a range of resources and supports available to carers:

National Carer Network associations

The National Carer Network has a plethora of resources for carers and the people they care for. Head to your state or territory carer association to see specific information, support and resources available to you.

Carers ACT offer a range of supports and services designed to nurture, connect and empower carers through practical support such as short-term replacement care when you need a break, counselling, educational workshops, social and therapeutic activities and advocacy.

Carers Victoria is the peak body representing all unpaid carers in Victoria, championing all carers across Victorian communities regardless of the nature of the caring role.

With 1 in every 11 Australians caring for a family member or friend, we are committed to providing specialised carer and disability support services.

With 30 years of experience, Carers SA provides unpaid carers with a range of support services including carer support planning, emergency respite, peer support and coaching, in-person counselling and tailored financial packages.

Carers are at the heart of everything we do. We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard.

Carers are at the heart of everything we do. We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard. You should know we’re with you, every step of the way. We support you through offering advice, information, training, counselling and respite.

Carers WA is a non-profit, community-based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 230,000 family carers living in Western Australia. Part of the National Network of Carers Associations, we are the peak body recognised by both State and Federal governments as the voice of family carers. Carers WA represents carers interests in the Western Australian community.

Our role is to work in active partnership with carers, persons with care and support needs, health professionals, service providers, government and the wider community to achieve an improved quality of life for carers.

Carers NT supports carers in the Northern Territory to maintain their caring role and to take a break for themselves when they need to.

We provide respite, therapy services, education and training, advice and information, Volunteer Community Support, ongoing Aged Care Services, and support to people with disabilities as a Registered NDIS Provider.