Caring for
someone with
a disability

Are you caring for a family member or friend who has a disability?

People living with a disability have diverse conditions and needs and therefore every situation is different. Getting the right help – at the right time – will hopefully lead to a higher quality of life for you and the person you are caring for.

If this is something you would like to discuss, please talk to us at anytime.

Need someone to talk to?

Someone outside the situation is very useful to listen to your situation, whats worrying you, your emotions, and trying to make sense of your caring situation.

Our counsellors are here to provide carer-specific services. They are confidential, free-of-cost, and available across the state.

Access to counselling is flexible. If you are too busy to get ready, come to the Carers Tasmania office, attend a session, and get back home then we can easily conduct a session over the phone. We can also use video online. However, if face-to-face suits you better – and you have time in your caring role – we have counselling offered from many sites across Tasmania.

Carers Tasmania also has Carer Support Groups plus wellbeing workshops, education programs, information sessions, online sessions etc.

  • Do you need respite?

    Having a break can be good for you and the person you care for, or necessary in an emergency. We can help you to evaluate your situation and put you in touch with the local services and supports that best meet your needs, including respite.

    Consider Respite
  • Financial Impact

    The financial implications of a long term caring role can be serious. You may be entitled to help with the growing costs of caring. We can provide you with information about caring, working and financial assistance.

    Learn More
  • Taking care of you

    We understand that you can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Our resources provide information about identifying your own needs, and taking steps to meet them.

    Find Out More

NDIS Information

The NDIS is the Commonwealth system that provides support and services to people with significant and permanent disability. From 2019, the full roll-out will have occurred, opening the NDIS up to all age groups.

Carers Tasmania staff can help you to navigate the NDIS system with our information, workshops and resources.

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