Young Carer Respite and Information Program – Southern region

Programs and services for young carers (respite, counselling and support for young carers)

The Young Carer Respite and Information Program assists young carers who need support to complete their education due to the demands of their caring role.

The program has two components:

    Respite services enable school aged young carers to access respite and age appropriate support, including educational, social and recreational activities (eg time off to study for exams, tutoring, skills development or activities during the school holidays).
    Young carers up to and including 25 years of age can access information, advice and referral services, including referral to counselling, to support them to manage the challenges they face as part of their caring role.

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