Support for carers

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Cancer Connect
Cancer Council ACT
13 11 20

A telephone peer support service that puts patients, carers or family members in touch with others who have had a similar experience.

Cancer Counselling Service
Phillip Health Centre
Cnr Corinna and Keltie Street
PHILLIP
Belconnen Health Centre
56 Lathlain Street
BELCONNEN
02 6207 9977

Provides free psychological, social and practical support and counselling for adult cancer patients, their families and carers.

CanTeen ACT and Southern NSW Division
7-11 Barry Drive
TURNER
02 6101 2207

Provides a peer support network for young people (12-25) living with cancer, this includes siblings and offspring of people with cancer. Also provides telephone and online counselling and individual support.

Carers ACT Inc.
1800 242 636
respite.coordinators@carersact.org.au

Provides information, referral, individual counselling, group support services, respite care, a library and resource centre and workshops which are available to any carer of a child or adult with an illness. Also provide the Young Carers program for young carers aged up to 25 years.

Carer Gateway
1800 422 737

A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers.

Cyclops
02 6232 2432
cyclops@anglicare.com.au

Provides support, support groups, recreational and educational activities for young carers aged 10-25, and their families.

My Aged Care
1800 200 422

Provides information about aged care services and a range of services that assist older people in their own home as well as what you need to do to access them.

Skills for Carers
Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
02 6207 3628
carerskills@cit.edu.au

A range of courses to assist those caring for someone with a chronic illness.

Respite Services

Carers ACT
1800 242 636
respite.coordinators@carersact.org.au

Provides respite care services to any carer of a child or adult with an illness.

Carer Gateway
1800 422 737

A national online and phone service that provides practical information and resources to support carers.

Duo Services Australia
02 6287 2870

Provides a full range of support at home and in the community for children/ young people with disabilities and their families, adults with disabilities, frail aged people and people with mental health conditions living in the ACT to enable them to live in their own home.

My Aged Care
1800 200 422

Provides information about respite care services and how to access them.

Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated July 2018

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