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  1. Carer services and support

    11 Oct 2019

    As circumstances change it is important to continually assess what services and home assistance will be most helpful...

  2. Palliative care – looking after yourself

    03 Oct 2019

    When caring for a loved one with a terminal illness, it is important to look after your own mental health and wellbeing so that you will have the energy and strength required for your role as carer...

  3. Medical treatment decision makers

    30 Sep 2019

    You can appoint someone to be your medical power of attorney, also known as ‘enduring power of attorney (medical treatment)’, to make medical decisions on your behalf when, in certain circumstances...

  4. Emergency or crisis support for carers

    29 May 2019

    An emergency care plan is a set of instructions about caring for someone in the event that you are not able to...

  5. Physical disability and sexuality

    11 Apr 2019

    Sexuality is a key part of human nature. Expressing sexuality in satisfying ways is important for everyone, including people with a disability. Some people with disability may need additional support...

  6. Caring for someone with mental illness

    28 Feb 2019

    Being a carer for someone with a mental illness can be emotionally and physically demanding, but it can also be a rewarding experience...

  7. Carer rights and recognition

    23 Jan 2019

    Respect, consideration, recognition and support are some of the principles that guide how government departments, local councils and government-funded services work with carers and people who are...

  8. Foster care, permanent care and adoptive parent support services

    04 Jan 2019

    Provides an overview of the financial and family support services available to foster carers, families providing permanent care and adoptive parents...

  9. Elder abuse

    04 Jan 2019

    Any act occurring within a relationship where there is an implication of trust, which results in harm to an older person. Abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, psychological, social and/or...

  10. Young carers

    04 Jan 2019

    Even though you are caring for someone else, it is important that you remember to take care of yourself...