Support for Carers
Caring for someone with a complex disability has its rewards and also can include challenges. There are a number of programs and services that are focussed on supporting and sustaining carers in their role, including young carers and siblings.
In-person and online supports and services for carers
Bursary packages for eligible young carers aged 25 years and under
Australia-wide Support Group networks
An Australia-wide network of peer support groups for parents and carers of young children with disability or a chronic medical condition.
Carer's may qualify for additional support
Carers may qualify for payments, allowances, concessions, and supplements.
You can visit the Department of Social Services (Australia Government) website for further details.
Sometimes people need advocacy to ensure that their human rights are promoted and protected and that they have full and equal access to community participation, including access to inclusive education, appropriate healthcare and employment opportunities.
Advocacy for people with disability can be defined as speaking, acting or writing with minimal conflict of interest on behalf of the interests of a disadvantaged person or group, in order to promote, protect and defend the welfare of and justice for either the person or group
The National Disability Advocacy Program
The National Disability Advocacy Program (NDAP) provides people with disability access to effective disability advocacy and can also assist with issues that may arise with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or with service providers.
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