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.

Carers Queensland to deliver Cert III in Community Services Work Are you an unpaid family carer or former carer in rural Queensland who wants a job, but can't afford to upskill? Carers Queensland will be training up to 75 carers in Certificate III in Community Services Work in six rural areas:...
Carers Queensland are running a series of free NDIS workshops in early 2015. Does your organisation support people who will be impacted by the NDIS in Queensland? Would you like to know how to prepare your clients for the NDIS? Carers Queensland can train you to deliver an NDIS workshop to your own...
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released new data to update its publication on Gender Indicators in Australia. You can access some of the key data in a summary , which covers employment rates, pay scales, health issues and education levels, divided by gender. You can also read some more in...
UnitingCare lifeAssist has launched a new website in a bid to make it easier for people seeking assistance within the aged-care or disability support sectors and trying to navigate their way through community service options. The website will offer information on the lifeAssist programs plus...
iNotice is a free, easy to use app designed for care workers and caregivers working to a care plan supporting a person to stay safely in a home environment. It was developed by NSW Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT...

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