Hi Everyone, I found out about a young carers Get Together organised by The Far West Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre(Broken Hill). These get togethers are held on a monthly basis and allow the young carers to have a break, learn some new skills, share experiences and make friends. For more information you can contact the centre on Free Call 1800 052 222 or (08) 8080 3600. Hope this helps, Raul
hi Raul its clo i dont know if i told you but im a sick carer who wants and will still look after my husband My 20 yo is pregnant too busy with her life and thats ok my 11 yo is a kid !!!so the help with cleanin shoppin pickin up mum when she falls is done by my 14 yo she is not a young carer but does alll the work EXcept cleanin her room lol balusca 11 got a lot of support from her school they paid for a camp danse etc alexa s school has been good too she is seeing a councellor but they dont have anything to offer her like a little trip or something .because she is not officially a carer (i called centrelink to ask and they said i couldnt go on disability for at least 2 years)do u think i could still call that number you give or its a waste of time?thank you very much.
Hi Clo,There is a number of programs and places where you can get assistance for a young carer and also for you.For young carers I know of:Young carers Australiahttp://www.youngcarers.net.au/ - (02) 6122 9900Young carers NSWhttp://www.youngcarersnsw.asn.au/ - (02) 9280 4744Canteen (They also provide support for young people with a member of their family affected by cancer) http://www.canteen.org.au - (02) 9262 1022 I can also check with the helpline (Ph: 13 11 20) what is available in Cancer Council. I will post a message again here once I find out more.Hope this helps,Raul
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