Carer's Support Kit

Are you caring for a family member or friend?

No matter how much or how little time we spend in our care-giving role... for a few hours a week? or all day, every day? we can probably all benefit from some sort of support.

Did you know you can order a free Carer Support Kit ?

What is it?

The kit is a collection of sheets on a range of practical information on all aspects of caring including:

  • Services in your area
  • Financial entitlements
  • Carer support groups
  • Home help
  • Finding out about medicines
  • Support services
  • Legal issues
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Arranging breaks; and
  • Some specific diseases and conditions.

You can request a LARGE PRINT or AUDIO version if you wish.

You can also receive a Carers Relaxation Tape or a Carers Relaxation CD on request (you will need to specify which one you want)

If requested, there are also additional information leaflets on:

  • Loss and grief
  • Palliative care
  • Caring for and supporting your partner as they age

Also - ask for a copy of the Emergency Care Plan.

This kit allows you to list your arrangements for the person you care for. It includes an Emergency Care Plan, a medi-list card and a carer emergency card. This kit will help you stop worrying about what would happen if you had an accident or suddenly became ill.

Where do I get these?

The kits are produced by the Commonwealth Carer Resource Centre and available in NSW from CARERS NSW by ringing 1800 242 636 (freecall*) *Free call from local phones, mobile calls at mobile rates. Or you can write to: Carers NSW Inc, Reply Paid 73627, SYDNEY NSW 2000

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.