Current Style: Standard
A carer can be a parent, sister, brother, husband, wife, partner, foster parent, grandparent, son, daughter, friend or anyone else who supports a person with a disability in their home.
A carer provides unpaid care and support to a person with a disability.
Carers can access respite if they care for a person aged between 6 and 64 years who have a disability, such as:
If you care or support someone over the age of 64 (frail aged), or under the age of 6:
For more information, please see the Help for Carers: Information for Older Carers and Families of People with a Disability Handbook - hard copies can be ordered from the Department of Human Services website.