Find help for carers
Carers need care, too. This section of Lately helps you find support for the people who look after others. It includes things such as carer support groups and respite care services.
Lately lists services for a wide range of people and situations, including friends, family and others who care for someone. There are services to help carers look after themselves, as well as services for carers of people with specific conditions. Some services offer help in languages other than English, and for people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Checking in with someone who's caring for, or has lost, a loved one.
Checking in with a carer who is caring for, or who has lost, a loved one can cause anxiety. But you don't have to guess what their needs are. Often it's best just to ask. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.
What worries you or scares you?
It's very common to feel fear at one time or another when confronting illness or death. Here are some examples of things to think or talk about.
Provider: City of Melbourne
An information sharing network for carers, the City of Melbourne offers a variety of programs and events to support carers.
Provider: Australian Government
Carer Gateway (CG) provides services and support to unpaid carers across Australia. CG staff will match you with best help...
Provider: The Centre for Palliative Care
CarerHelp provide high quality information and resources, knowledge of available services for carer support and an underst...