During the COVID-19 health pandemic, Carers SA is fully committed to supporting South Australian carers (click here to learn more). If you need assistance during this time, please call us on 1800 422 737

How can we help?

Carers are at the heart of everything we do.

If you care for someone who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, drug or alcohol issue, or who is frail, we can connect you to services to support you in your caring role.

With more than 30 years of experience providing support and advice to unpaid carers, we are the main provider of services for carers in South Australia, as part of the Government’s new Carer Gateway model.

 
 

The Carer Gateway Program

From April 2020, the Government has introduced a new carer support model designed by carers, for carers, to help them access the support they need early, before reaching crisis point.

The new model comprises a regional network of Carer Gateway service providers, and modern digital services.

Carers SA, along with our partners Dementia Australia, Skylight, Life Without Barriers and NPY Women’s Council, will provide Carer Gateway services to carers in South Australia.

These services will help carers to manage their daily challenges, reduce stress and plan for the future.

The program focuses on providing carers with access to early-intervention, preventative and skill building supports, to improve well-being and long-term outcomes.

In addition to the supports we are able to provide, there is a number of online services and information available for carers to access.

 

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Our Services

  • Carer Support Planning

    Carer Support Planning is a process that enables us to understand carer needs and tailor support planning for carers.

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  • Emergency Respite

    We are available 24 hours to co-ordinate support to carers who are experiencing an urgent or unplanned event that temporarily restricts their ability to continue caring when no other services are available.

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  • In-Person Peer Support

    Connect, share and learn from other carers with our in-person peer support service.

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  • In-Person Counselling

    Free, short-term counselling services can help carers who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss and low mood as a result of their caring role.

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  • Facilitated Coaching

    Facilitated coaching can help carers reflect on their experiences and needs, identify personal goals and move towards those goals.

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  • Carer Directed Support

    Tailored financial packages or assistance is available to provide carers with practical support in their caring role.

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We welcome carers from all backgrounds to join our programs, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, carers from other cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and carers who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex.