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Welcome to the Young Carers Network (YCN), a Carers Australia initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


The YCN is a nationally coordinated resource to raise young carer awareness. It also provides information, and direct young carers to appropriate pathways for support.

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Carer Gateway

Carer Gateway aims to make your life easier.


By accessing Carer Gateway, you will be connected with an Australia-wide network of Carer Gateway service providers.


They will talk through what you need and help you to find local services and support to help you.

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Carers National News (CNN) is a free weekly newsletter. CNN provides updates, insights and editorial from Carers Australia. It includes news on upcoming events and carer-related topics and issues.

Say hello to Lucinda

Love my therapy ponies

Hi, I am Lucinda. I live in country South Australia. I am 16 and care for my sister who has multiple disabilities, including autism and an intellectual disability.

We are home schooled, and I love it. I do however have to spend 24/7 with my sister which can be challenging but also rewarding. I help as much as I can with the household chores. This includes cooking and help mum with my sister’s learning. She engages better when I am helping her. Mum and I come up with some creative ways to teach her.

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