Carers ACT

Carers ACT

At some point, most of us will either be a carer or will need one. Caring can be a rewarding role, but it can also be exhausting, stressful, socially isolating and financially crippling.

Sometimes a few practical supports can be an absolute lifeline and turn a tough day into a good day.

Your support will allow us to bring carers more 'good days'. 

 

What We Do

Carers ACT is a not-for-profit community organisation that supports carers - those people who in an unpaid role look after loved ones with a disability, chronic illness, mental illness, or who are frail aged.

Our services include: information and advice, counselling, respite, support groups, educational sessions, and social and therapeutic activities for carers. We also work closely with carers to advocate for systemic change such as improvements to income support, housing options and access to services.  Through our Disability Services we also provide direct support to people with disability and are an NDIS registered provider.  Carers ACT provides services throughout the ACT and South East NSW.

 

What Carers Say

Through our wide variety of practical supports, we make a real difference to carers' lives. Read what some of them have said in recent client surveys: 

"I can't begin to express what your help means to my mother and me. My mother's health is a burden but your help has really lightened the load. For that especially, I thank you." 

"Your motto of being understood, connected and supported applied strongly to my experience." 

"You lowered my anxiety levels with the kindness and advice you gave." 

"My counsellor was wonderful. Her words and encouragement helped me understand what I was going through and how to work myself out of how I felt and basically get on with my life."

 

Be Part of the Solution

Every donation will make a difference to carers by supporting our work to improve carers' health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security.

As well as financial donations, there are other ways you or your organisation could support carers through Carers ACT:

  1. Sponsor an activity that improves a carer's wellbeing.
  2. Support young carers to finish high school by assisting with tutoring.
  3. Offer your community space to host a carer activitiy.
  4. Offer discounted services to carers (eg. massages, haircuts,  beauty treatments, nails, gym passes, wellbeing tutors)
  5. Sponsor or offer a discounted service to our disability day program participants (eg personal training, music tuition, art lessons, dance tuition, cooking lessons).
  6. Offer handyman or gardening assistance at our 'home away from home' dementia and ageing cottage in Deakin.
  7. Organise a crowdraiser through our Give Now site (anyone can set up a page to direct fundraising donations to Carers ACT).

To discuss these donation options please call us on 1800 052 222.

Contact Details

2/80 Beaurepaire Crescent
HOLT ACT, 2615

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

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