Carers Tasmania

Young Carers Program - North

Young carers are people up to the age of 25 who provide unpaid care and support in families where someone has an illness, disability, mental illness, chronic condition, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

Young Carers help with many tasks including:

  • household chores
  • paying bills
  • personal care
  • giving medication
  • emotional support

The Young Carer program can help young carers by:

  • Finding help for them and their family (including for educational needs)
  • Providing counselling
  • Introducing them to other young carers through activities and groups
  • Providing information about the Young Carer Bursary and how to apply


What the service can help with

Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
Familial exclusion
Family supports
Financial information and/or support
Mental health
Social exclusion

How the service is delivered

Advocacy
Coordination of Services
Counselling
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Intake and Assessment
Support Services
Therapeutic Care 0-24yrs

Services are available for

Unaccompanied Children
Accompanied Children
Parents and Carers

Age eligibility for children

0 - 24

To access the service, clients


Must be providing unpaid care and support in families where someone has an illness, disability, mental illness, chronic condition, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail or aged.

Cost of service

Free

Is a referral required?

No referral required

How do clients access the service?

Client responsible for transportation to service
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)

Regions covered

North


Contact Details

Shop 8, 216 Charles Street Launceston TAS 7250

1800 242 636 (freecall for carers) 6334 9917

intake@carerstasmania.org

www.carerstas.org


Focus Domains

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being loved and safe

Having material basics

Being healthy

Learning

Participating

Having a positive sense of culture and identity