Caring for someone with palliative care needs requires you to be healthy and well. There are some useful services that can help you to care so that you can keep caring for as long as possible. To get started here we list some resources that can be useful for everyone as well as resources developed for specific population groups.
CarerHelp website has a range of resources and information for carers of people receiving palliative care. Choose the pathway that suits your needs to find key resources.
Visit the CarerHelp website
If you need more information about palliative care services and providers, or want to find one in your area visit the Palliative care Australia (PCA) online directory of services.
Visit the PCA National Palliative Care Services Directory
Finding the support that is right for you and your family/carers is important. The Australian government's My Aged Care website has information that meets your cultural and care needs.
Support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
My Aged Care
Alliance for forgotten Australians is an advocacy group for Care Leavers. Their finding help webpage provides information on advocacy groups and support services by state.
Advocacy for Forgotten Australians and Care Leavers
Alliance for Forgotten Australians
The Victorian State Government Better Health Channel website provides information relating to palliative care for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Information is available in many commonly spoken languages and pages can be printed.
Palliative care for culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Better Health Channel
Find a homelessness support service near you with the Salvation army service finder accessed through their website. Some of the services they offer are accommodation, case management services, advocacy, limited financial assistance, counselling and meals, as well as connection and referral to other specialist services.
Salvation Army homelessness support and services
Empowering older LGBTI people is the main focus of the advocacy group Alice's Garage. They promote healthy LGBTI ageing and offer a range of resources through their website including the stories and experiences of others.
Visit the Alice’s Garage website
The Victorian State Government Better Health channel offers support for people with dementia who live alone. Information on the website ranges from facts about dementia, caring for someone who lives alone, support groups, counselling services, respite and where to get help.
Dementia - support for people who live alone
The VACRO organisation's website connects you with online and in-person support for adults in prison or post-prison and their families. Their Request support section may help you to reconnect.
Support to adults in prison and their families
The Healthdirect website's section for rural and remote health provides information on health clinics, finding online support, attending hospital and more. They also provide practical tips such as planning ahead.
Rural and remote health
Watch this video to see how the Department of Veterans' Affairs services can help you with home care services.
My Aged Care case study: Gordon's Story
A more comprehensive list of resources for finding support is available.
Last updated 02 August 2021