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Use these links to find practical support or services in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), or to put you in touch with support groups.
Compassionate Friends ACT (Bereavement).
Phone: (02) 6286 6134
Healthdirect lists resources for those caring for others as well as information on respite care and residential care
Myagedcare website has some helpful information for carers. Phone: 1800 200 422.
CarersACT - Young carer supports
Phone: (02) 6296 9900
Carer Gateway provides an easy way to find respite service providers in your area. Phone: 1800 422 737
Commonwealth Home support Programme.
Carer Gateway Australia has a Carer Counselling Program Freecall 1800 422 737, or go to the webpage and Request a Callback and they will ring you.
Myagedcare provides an overview of respite care and eligibility and assessment
Freecall: 1800 200 422
Aged Care Assessments
The first step to access government-funded care services is to speak with My Aged Care services about arranging for an assessment by calling 1800 200 422. If you have been assessed and are ready to find a suitable local service provider visit Find a provider on the My Aged Care pages.
Aged Care Guide has a list of respite services in your state
Carers Australia: Information sheets on dealing with hospitals
Community Health Services
Health Service Complaints. Phone: (02) 6205 2222
GP helpline. For after-hours medical advice when you cannot access your usual GP, call the GP helpline on 1800 022 222 for assistance.
National Health Service Directory
ACT Government Health Service Finder
ACT Equipment Scheme – Oxygen and Equipment Services
Independent Living Centre
In some cases the Australian government also funds payments to help with the cost of running medical equipment at home, such as a dialysis machine or an oxygen concentrator.
Last updated 07 August 2020