Anyone at any time can become a carer.
Across Australia, there are 2.7 million people providing unpaid care for a family member or friend.
However, it’s estimated that up to 79 percent don’t identify as a carer.
If you provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged, you are a carer.
Carers need care too
Carers come from all walks of life and every caring situation is different.
The responsibilities within your caring role can impact your ability to have a normal life.
Socialising, financial security, education and other opportunities that were once part of everyday life can be diminished because of the challenges involved with family caring.
Additionally, a carer’s own health and wellbeing can deteriorate as a result of their responsibilities.
It is therefore essential that as a carer, you receive effective support and recognition for your caring role.
We are dedicated to making life better
Your Caring Way is an initiative of Carers Queensland.
We are the voice of carers and we provide a range of programs and services to support you in your caring role.
Click below to learn more, or you can download the Are You a Carer flyer (PDF).