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Victorian Support for Carers Program

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What is the Support for Carer Program?

The Victorian Support for Carers Program is funded by the Victorian Government for unpaid carers. An unpaid carer is a person providing care to another person with care needs. A carer may look after a partner, family member, friend or someone else who needs support. Carers can be of any age, from any culture or country, and any socio-economic background. Carers may be employed or not employed. A carer might not live with the person for whom they care.

The Victorian Support for Carers Program provides person centred respite and other support to carers:

  • One-off or short term support for carers including goods and equipment, that can add to other services or fill service gaps
  • Support to people in a care relationship, and at the same time and place if people want to be together while having the support service
  • Supporting people’s wellbeing – quality of life, physical and mental wellbeing, social activity and or social connections. For example, carers can get respite with social, health and other support.

Find out more

Read the Victorian Support for Carers Program Guidelines 2019

Source: health.vic.gov.au

Find your local provider

List of Support for Carer Program providers by local government areas

Download local service list

Additional Supports

Here are also links to a range of carer supports, including the DHHS Mental Health Carer Support Fund:

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