This week is National Carers Week and to recognise the week Cancer Council ACT would like to share some resources and support we have available for local and surrounding ACT residents.
For some, becoming a carer can be sudden; for others, it’s a gradual process. However it happens, it may take some time to adjust. You may have to balance caring with other demands such as work, family or study. You may provide care for a short time or over months or years. Care may be needed for a few hours once a week or on a 24-hour basis. You may be providing care alone or sharing the responsibility with others. Sometimes a carer lives a long way from the person they are helping and coordinates care by phone email or the internet.
- Cancer Council 13 11 20 for information and support
- Caring for someone with cancer booklet
- Cancer Services Directory - Services for Carers
- Legal and Financial Planning advice
- Cancer Information
For more information or support contact Cancer Council 13 11 20