Carers News

Carers need access to respite for NDIS to succeed – Productivity Commission

In recommending improved access to respite for unpaid carers in its report on NDIS Costs, the Productivity Commission has acknowledged that, “Informal care, and the ability to call upon informal …

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A new Patron for Carers Queensland

LADY MAYORESS Anne Quirk is the new Patron for Carers Queensland. Chair of Carers Queensland, Jim Toohey, announced the Brisbane Lady Mayoress’ appointment at the launch of National Carers Week …

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Carers just want a quiet cuppa

For most people eating out, catching up with friends and sitting down with a tea and a book are pastimes we take for granted. But, for Queensland’s 474,300 unpaid family …

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Carers are living in “crisis mode”

Many of Queensland’s 474,300 unpaid family carers are living in crisis mode, according to the latest Quality of Life Audit by peak body Carers Queensland. President Jim Toohey will announce …

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Giving working carers flexible hours benefits everyone

The Australian Council of Trade Unions survey, released on Sunday 27 August at the launch of the Change the Rules for Working Women and Families Campaign, highlights the issues faced …

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Young carers put at educational disadvantage

A new report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has highlighted how young carers in education are often disadvantaged due to the responsibilities of their caring role. The …

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Threat to home doctor services of concern to family and friend carers

“Carers Australia is very concerned about the impact on family and friend carers of some of the recommendations on urgent after hours GP services published in a recent report,” said …

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Carers Australia welcomes government’s endorsement of the Young Carer Bursary Program

“Today’s announcement that the Federal government will commit $1 million to the continuation of the Young Carer Bursary Program in 2018 is very welcome”, said Ara Cresswell, CEO of Carers …

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Budget 2017: What does it mean for you?

With the 2017 Federal Budget handed down, Carers Australia has produced this guide touching  on some of the key measures that affect the lives of Queensland’s 484,000 unpaid family and …

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Registrations open for 7th International Carers Conference

Registrations are now open for the 7th International Carers Conference, being hosted by Carers Australia in Adelaide from 4 – 6 October 2017. “Focused on the theme, Caring into the …

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Carers Queensland provide NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) – Partners in the Community Program, in Ipswich and Toowoomba service areas

Carers Queensland’s President Mr Jim Toohey is pleased to announce that Carers Queensland, in partnership with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide NDIS Local Area Coordination (LAC) – …

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LGBTI carers asked to share experiences to support reform

4 Jan 2017 – Do you look after a family member, partner or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic / terminal illness, or who is frail aged? If …

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