Carers can access a range of support through the Carer Gateway program.
Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway is a national initiative funded by the Australian Government.

The program provides support services, free of charge, to unpaid carers to help them manage their role as carers and improve their wellbeing.

Uniting Vic/Tas delivers this program in Gippsland.

Any person who provides unpaid care to a family member, friend or neighbour with a mental illness, disability, chronic health issue or age-related condition is defined by Carer Gateway as a carer.

Carers can be any age and they can provide full-time, part-time or even occasional help to others.

Through the program, Uniting Vic/Tas provides the following support (in-person, online or over the phone):

  • Carer support planning
  • Carer counselling
  • Peer support groups
  • Carer coaching
  • Young carer support
  • Online skills courses
  • Carer respite
  • Education and resources
Accessing the service and referrals

Carers can visit the Carer Gateway website or contact the team on 1800 422 737.

Or, if you want to refer a carer on their behalf, please feel free to fill out the e-referral form.

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