Support to help you in your caring role
Are you a Young Carer?
Are you a young person 12 years or over who helps to care for family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness or who is frail due to age?
As a young person do your caring responsibilities affect your wellbeing or your ability to work, study or socialise?
Young Carers are young people who support a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependence, chronic condition, or who is frail. Through the Carer Gateway, Your Side provide support to help you identify and achieve your goals, offer tutoring to help you establish good study habits and balance school with your responsibilities as a carer, can arrange respite so you can take a break from looking after someone, and we can also assist you with driving lessons and in-home help as needed. The Carer Gateway also has other useful resources that are accessible online at www.carergateway.gov.au.Get Support
Feel Uplifted being a Young Carer?
Through the Carer Gateway, you can access a variety of services that meet your needs as a carer. You will be given opportunities to speak to adults who will listen to you and do their best to provide support and services. Tutoring, respite, counselling, coaching and referrals, as well as mentoring and other support services are always available to you. These are all designed to support you throughout your role as a carer.
Some of the ways that we can support you include:
- Tutoring to help you with your school work and help you prepare for exams
- Access to Educational Programs
- Online Coaching
Stay tuned for more opportunities coming your way!
Carer Gateway has in-person, phone and online services to support young carers.
You can call our team on 1800 422 737 between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday or visit www.carergateway.gov.au.View Services
We’re dedicated to supporting you
Convenience and peace of mind
We are committed to providing you or a loved one with an accessible and wide range of services, covering all your needs so you can continue doing what you enjoy with peace of mind.
We’re here to support you
At Your Side, our goal and main priority are to help you (or a loved one) live as comfortably as possible at home. Get support and advice to balance your caring responsibilities with your other lifestyle goals.
Emotional support & mental health
Being a carer can take its toll on your own mental health and wellbeing. Get emotional and mental health support so you can continue to care for loved ones while also looking after yourself.
Dedicated Customer Care Team
Our in-house Customer Care Coordinators are caring and knowledgeable and will guide you through the services and government funding available so you can make the best choices to suit you. The team at Your Side is culturally diverse and speaks over 21 languages. They have the experience to understand your needs to advocate on your behalf.