Anyone, Anytime Can Become A Carer
Carers SA is a state-wide organisation, with skilled and professional staff working across country and metropolitan South Australia. Carers SA also provides a number of services to young people (aged 5-25) in a caring role.
Carers SA is the lead Carer Gateway provider in South Australia and also provides a range of supports for Carers including Carer Breaks and one on one support, while continuing to play a strong advocacy role on behalf of Carers to ensure the Carer voice is heard and represented.
Are You A Carer?
People become Carers in different ways. Sometimes they start helping someone out bit by bit. Sometimes it happens suddenly, because of an accident or illness. Carers can be any age. Parents, grandparents, partners, siblings, children, friends and neighbours may all take on a caring role at some point in their life.
Australia has over 2.7 million Carers, 11% of the population. It is likely you are a Carer, need a Carer or know a Carer.
If you provide personal care, support and/or assistance to family or friends who have
- A disability
- A mental illness
- A long term health condition
- An illness that is terminal
- An alcohol or drug related problem or
- Someone who is frail due to age
Then you are a Carer and you can access the support services that Carers SA offers.
- Peer groups
- Tailored Support Packages
- Emergency Respite
- Carer Support Planning
- Carer Breaks
- Community Connections Program