The new Carer Gateway website makes it easier for carers to find the help they need.
In Australia, about 1 in every 8 people are carers. Carers look after someone close to them who needs help with their day-to-day living, for example because of disability, mental illness or age.
Being a carer can take strength and courage, but there is help available from many organisations. The beta website, with new information, support and services for carers, was launched on 15 April by the Department of Social Services.
Biotext has developed the content for the new website, working with the department team and carers to make sure the information is clear, easy to find and easy to understand.
We encourage carers to visit the beta site and let us know how we can make it even better!