Do you care?
Every day, one in six South Australians are looking after loved ones who have a disability, a serious physical or mental illness, or are becoming frail as they get older.
Is this you?
It might have happened suddenly: someone you love became ill, had an accident, or your child was born with a disability. Or caring could be creeping up unnoticed: your parents can’t manage on their own any longer, or your partner’s mental health is getting worse.
Whether it’s a few hours a week or round-the-clock, you give your time freely to help your partner, parent, child, sibling or friend, simply because you care.
If you care for someone, we care for you.
How do I get support?
If you care for someone and you live in the south or east Adelaide it’s as easy as registering a few of your details with us. And it won’t affect any other services you have in place.
How much will it cost?
Most of our services are no cost or low cost thanks to grants from Australian Department of Social Services, Australian Government Department of Health, South Australian Government Department of Human Services and funds raised by our generous supporters.
Support for the person you care for
We offer practical help to guide you through the maze of services, support and financial assistance that's available.
Talk to one of our experienced team and we can explain what's available, organise emergency back up, manage your NDIS plan and help your family plan for the future.
It's important to have a plan in case you unexpectedly need time off from caring or changes to your own life mean who can’t continue in your caring role. To make sure you have services ready, register with Carer Support today.
Emergency help is just a phone call away 24 hours a day by calling 1800 052 222
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of helping people with a disability to receive support.
It not only changes the way that individuals get the support they need, but also affects support for carers.
Our dedicated, knowledgeable team can help you understand how the NDIS scheme works, and offer hassle-free plan management and support coordination.
Planning for the future
You may worry about what will happen to your child after you’re gone, or wonder about the best care for your parent if their condition gets worse.
The day-to-day needs of both you and the person you care for may change with time. It is never too early to plan ahead.
Centrelink provides a handy payment finder to show you what you might be entitled to.
Over 65 support
If the person you care for is over 65, we can make life easier by arranging some assistance with daily tasks and organising day trips so they can still enjoy getting out and about.
My Aged Care can help you to find out about the types of aged care services available in your area and costs you need to pay.