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Useful Carer Websites

Websites are an excellent resource for carers looking for information, education opportunities and support services available. Listed below is a variety of useful websites for carers.

Support Services

Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is a great place to start for support and services. It is a national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carer’s. This interactive service finder helps carer’s connect to local support services.

Click here to be directed to the Carer Gateway

Latrobe Community Health Service

Latrobe Community Health Service gives carers the chance to take a short break from their role by taking on caring duties and providing opportunities to rest, socialise and recharge their batteries.

Click here to be directed to the Latrobe Community Health Service website for more information.

Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids provides counselling and support services to families caring for a child diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. Following the death of a child families are supported through the bereavement support program. The organisation also operates the Very Special Kids House, an eight bed children’s hospice, providing planned and emergency respite and end of life care.

Click here to be directed to the Very Special Kids website for more information, or for Gippsland residents, you can also directly contact the regional office in Traralgon on 03 5174 9279 and ask to speak to Libby Roden.

Click here to download a Very Special Kids referral form 

Carer Information Websites

CareSearch, palliative care knowledge network

CareSearch is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and is a good starting point for information, for patients and families on palliative care. It includes resources and services location across Australia. Resources are available for health professionals, carers, families volunteers, and any person involved in palliative care.

Click here to be directed to the CareSearch website.

Dementia Australia

Dementia Australia champions the needs of people living with dementia, and their families and carers. As the peak body and charity for all types of dementia, it provides advocacy, support services, education and information.

Click here to be directed to the Dementia Australia website.

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is a not for profit organisation established to provide a range of education, counselling, research and clinical services for those working in and affected by experiences of grief and bereavement.

Click here to be directed to the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement website.

Carers Australia Vic

Carers Australia Vic provides advice, information and support for carers to improve their health, wellbeing, capacity, financial security and resilience. Information sessions for carers and service providers are held regularly throughout the state including in Gippsland.

Click here to be directed to the Carers Australia Vic website

Palliative Care Australia, I’m a Carer

Palliative Care Australia’s, I’m a carer webpage provides information about helping someone close to you living with a life limiting illness. There are many resources that can be downloaded.

Click here to be directed to Palliative Care Australia’s, I’m a Carer webpage.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia is the Peak body of the State MND Associations and was formed in 1991 in response to the increasing number of living with MND in Australia.

Click here to be directed to the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia website.

Caring @ Home, Symptom management for palliative patients

caring@home aims to improve the quality of palliative care service delivery across Australia by developing resources that will support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. Resources are available Australia-wide for community service providers, health care professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.

Click here to be directed to the Caring @ Home website.

Better Health Channel

The Victorian State Governments Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities that they live in.

Click here to be directed to the Better Health Channel.

Financial and Legal Services

We Care, Victorian Government Carer Card Program

A collaboration between the government, businesses and the community, the Carer Card Program has a wide range of discounts and benefits on offer including free public transport.

Click here to be directed to the We Care website.

Australian Government, Department of Human Service

The Australian Government provide payments to people who provide daily care to someone with severe disability, a medical condition, or who is frail aged.

Click here to be directed to the Department of Human Service website.

Carers Allowance and Carers Payment, instructional brochure

Palliative Care Victoria has developed an instructional brochure titled, Carers Allowance and Carers Payment – Ways to lodge an intent to claim. This information will assist carers of people with a life limiting illness to be able to lodge their applications for the Carers Allowance or Carers Payment.

Click here to view the Carers Allowance and Carers Payment – Ways to lodge an intent to claim brochure.

Disclaimer: GRPCC provides these links for information purpose only and is not responsible for the content of these websites. If you notice any of the links are broken, or would like to suggest additional information resources to be added, please contact us.