From December 2015, the national carer gateway will be the front door for government support and information for all carers, regardless of who they care for.
The announcement comes after the federal government allocation of $33.7 million in the 2015/16 budget.
The idea behind the Carer Gateway Advisory Group is that its members will draw on their life and work experience to ensure the carer gateway supports the needs of Australia’s 2.7 million carers.
“Hard-working, time-poor carers will have a single phone number and website with a service finder where they can quickly find relevant information about the services available to them,” said Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield.
“We are consulting widely with carers to ensure it meets their needs, and will ask more than 1000 carers and carer support organisations what they want the gateway to deliver.”
See the below link for the full media release dated 24th June 2015: