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Department for Communities and Social Inclusion


Carers provide unpaid ongoing support to family or friends with disability, age-related frailty or chronic illness. They can be partners, parents, children, friends, neighbours or colleagues who provide assistance with personal care, lifting, mobility, administering medication, banking, shopping or housework.

One in eight South Australians are carers. They come from all walks of life, all cultures and all age groups. Most of us will either be carers or require care at some point in our lives.

Caring is a role that can be both rewarding but also costly in terms of life opportunities, financial security and health. The Department's Office for Carers supports those who support others by:

Carer Resources

Resources for carers or people receiving care

Resources for young carers

Contact the Office for Carers

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