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Carers ACT

Carers ACT is the major provider of support for unpaid family and friend carers and the service delivery partner for Carer Gateway services in the ACT.

Carers are family members or friends who provide unpaid care to people with disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail-aged. There are 50,200 carers in the ACT. Carers ACT is a nongovernment, not-for-profit organisation.

How Carers ACT can help

Carers ACT offers a range of supports and services designed to nurture, connect and empower carers through practical support such as short-term replacement care when you need a break, counselling, educational workshops, social and therapeutic activities and advocacy.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Carers ACT.

Last reviewed: August 2022

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