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  • Taking on a care role can be a big commitment so make sure you know what you’ll need to do and how the role may change over time.
  • Being a carer can have benefits, including strengthening your relationship with the person you care for.
  • Caring for someone can mean giving up financial, social and wellbeing opportunities during your time as a carer.
  • While caring for someone it’s important to look after your own health and wellbeing.
  • The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments provide support for carers, including respite (short breaks) and support groups. The Commonwealth Government also provides financial assistance.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015