Carers Information Health Services

You might not think of yourself as a Carer. In truth many carers see themselves as a family member who look after a person they love, not as a Carer. Carers come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, and provide care for a variety of reasons. There are approximately 904,000 carers in NSW. Carers are everyday people who provide unpaid and ongoing care and support to someone they know who has a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, end-of-life-health or who is frail. Below are some services and pathways that can help you if you are a Carer.


Name:Carer Gateway
Phone:1800 422 737
Website:https://www.carergateway.gov.au/
Description:

Carer Gateway is a new national service funded by the Australian Government. Carer Gateway includes a website and phone service for carers to access practical information and support.

Referral Required:No

Name:Carer Gateway LGBTI resources
Phone:1800 422 737
Website:https://www.carergateway.gov.au/resources-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-intersex-carers
Description:

You can find here a list of organisations that provide health-related programs and services for the LGBTI community.

Referral Required:No

Name:Carer Respite Centre 
Phone:1800 052 222
Website:http://www.carersnsw.org.au/advice/time-for-yourself/about-respite
Description:

The Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres (CRCC) provides emergency respite for carers.

Referral Required:No

Name:Carers NSW
Phone:1800 242 636
Website:https://www.carersnsw.org.au/
Description:

Provides information, support, and counselling for carers in NSW.
Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Referral Required:No

Name:Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Memory Clinic
Location:Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service Palmerston Road, Hornsby NSW 2077
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Memory-Clinics-Hornsby-Ku-ring-gai.aspx
Description:

The aged care department is a comprehensive service available for people living in the community. The multidisciplinary team at the memory clinic provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of memory disorders.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Manly Hospital Memory Clinic
Location:Manly Hospital, Building 2, Level 2, 150 Darley Road Manly NSW 2095
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Memory-Clinics-Manly-Hospital.aspx
Description:

Provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of memory disorders.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Mona Vale Memory Clinic
Location:Mona Vale Community Health Centre, 10 Coronation St, Mona Vale 2103
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Memory-Clinics-Mona-Vale.aspx
Description:

Provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of memory disorders.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:My Aged Care
Phone:1800 200 422
Website:https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/
Description:

My Aged Care website is here to help you navigate the aged care system. It can provide you with information on aged care for yourself, a family member, friend or someone you’re caring for. You can call the My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 between 8am and 8pm on weekdays and between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays. The My Aged Care contact centre is closed on Sundays and national public holidays.

Referral Required:No

Name:NDIS
Phone:1800 800 110
Website:https://ndis.gov.au/about-us/what-ndis.html
Description:

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS supports people with disability to build skills and capability so they can participate in the community and employment.

Referral Required:No

Name:Northern Beaches Memory Clinic
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Memory-Clinics-RNSH.aspx

Description:

The aged care department is a comprehensive service available for people living in the community. The multidisciplinary team at the memory clinic provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of memory disorders.

Referral Required:No

Name:NSLHD Carer Support Services
Phone:(02) 9462 9488
Email:NSLHD-Carers@health.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/services/carer
Description:

Caring is rewarding but it can also be daunting. NSLHD Carer Support Services provide tailored information, support and advice to help you in your caring role. Available Monday to Friday 9am to 4:00pm.

Referral Required:No

Name:Royal North Shore and Ryde Hospital Memory Clinic
Location:Community Health Centre Level 3, 2C Herbert St, St Leonards, NSW 2065
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Memory-Clinics-RNSH.aspx
Description:

The aged care department is a comprehensive service available for people living in the community. The multidisciplinary team at the memory clinic provides comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of memory disorders.

Referral Required:Yes