Welcome to the Community Door information portal on carers.

There are close to 500,000 carers in Queensland who support family and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail aged. Carers make a valuable and important contribution to our community by supporting people with a need for assistance.

On average, primary carers spend approximately 40 hours per week providing care. Without respite or additional support, many carers find it difficult to take a break from their caring role. Grandparents can also be carers where they are the primary caregivers and decision makers for their grandchildren who live with them, assuming a parenting role for a second time.

Carers come from all walks of life and backgrounds, and all parts of the state.

Carers can face challenges as part of their caring role, including education, employment, financial, social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

People may not always want to reveal their caring role to others. Community attitudes sometimes associated with disability, mental illness and caring may prevent carers from disclosing their caring role. Many carers may also see their caring role as a personal responsibility they have within their extended family and community.

You can find many resources, information and support on the Australian Government's Carer Gateway website.

This section provides useful information for carers including current news, resources and legislation.

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The Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) is offering free online palliative care through its new training portal. There are six modules which can usually be completed in around 12-15 hours, and are available at no cost to participants. Participants are provided with a...
This report of the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee was tabled on 31 August 2015 and is now available on the Queensland Parliament’s Tabled Papers database. Key recommendations from the report include: The development of an updated whole-of-...
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On 28 August 2015, Disability Services Minister Coralee O’Rourke announced the Queensland Government’s support for the ‘Queensland NDIS non-government sector workforce strategy’ at a National Disability Services (NDS) National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) briefing in Brisbane. The Queensland...
Advocacy for Inclusion has developed the world's first Supported Decision Making app . The App, specifically built for people with disabilities, is designed to assist people to make their own decisions and control their own lives. Everybody has the ability to make their own decisions, but some...
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Older Queenslanders will have greater opportunities to connect with their family and the community through technology, with the launch of a new state-wide program aiming to help seniors navigate the digital world. Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke and Science and Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch...
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Carers Link is a quality provider of personalised care for people with disability, frail older people, and carers. They are inviting people to join their focus group, to provide your input on the issues that affect your accessibility to the community, and what information might address these issues...
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On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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To inform development of the national carer gateway, a Carer Gateway Advisory Group has been established to provide advice on the implementation of the gateway. Membership of the Carer Gateway Advisory Group was drawn from service providers, peak bodies and individuals who have carer-specific...
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Consumer research is being undertaken by Australian Market Research to underpin the development of the national carer gateway which was announced in the 2015 federal budget. The research will involve input from over 1,000 participants across Australia. Research participants will be involved in a...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...

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