Carers NT is inclusive of all carers and the people they care for, no matter their age, background, ethnicity, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
We’re a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity with offices in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.
Our vision is to have a community in which carers are recognised and valued as a significant asset in which they have access to timely and appropriate services.
We do this by promoting awareness of carers with government funders and the broader community and by giving carers access to services like respite, counselling, social support, advice and information, emotional support, education and advocacy.
A lot of people think a carer is like a support worker who gets paid for it-but that’s not the case.
A carer can be young or old; they can care for someone full time or for a couple of hours a day. They can be family or friends or neighbours or colleagues. And they don’t get paid for it.
You might be thinking, "It’s my mum/dad/child/friend! Of course I’m going to look after them!" And of course that’s true. But because you care for this person, you’re eligible for some support.You might not need it now, but chances are you will need support at some point. We talk to many carers who wish they’d had support earlier, and connecting with services early can prevent a crisis or emergency situation.