Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers will have access to greater supports from 6 April 2020, with the introduction of the new Carer Gateway support service.
Anyone can become a carer at any time - through the birth of a child who has special needs, as a result of a loved-one’s accident or illness, if someone close to you has an addiction or a long-term health condition, and sometimes because the people we love simply get older. Whatever your circumstance, Carer Gateway is there to support you.
LiveBetter has years of experience in providing support to these unsung heroes, having managed the Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre in the Central West region of NSW for more than 20 years and the Orana Far west region in more recent years.
LiveBetter is your first port of call for Carer Gateway services if you live in:
- South Eastern NSW
- Western NSW
We will work with our service delivery partners - The Benevolent Society in the Illawarra and South Coast region, and Mission Australia in the Capital region, Southern Highlands, Alpine region and parts of the south coast, to deliver support to carers in those areas.
Services for carers available through the Carer Gateway:
- Help and advice
- Carer support
- Taking a break (respite)
- Financial help
Carers can continue to access support through their current service providers until the Carer Gateway launches on 6th April 2020. It is important to note that carers registered with CCRC are not automatically transferred to the Carer Gateway. Carers will need to call Carer Gateway to register on or after 6 April.