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Commonwealth Carer Respite and Carelink Centre – Northern QLD Region
The Commonwealth Carelink Centres provide a central source of information for the community. Centres can provide information on many services including: * Household help, home modification and maintenance * Personal, nursing and respite care * Transport and meal services * Disability services * Day care and therapy centres * Assessment, including Aged Care Assessment Teams * Special services for dementia * Continence assistance * Support for carers * Community Aged Care Packages * Aged care homes * A range of allied health care (eg podiatry, physiotherapy etc) and * Support groups. The Young Carer at risk Program aims to reduce the risk of young people not completing their education due to their caring responsibilities. Young Carers are defined as young people up to 25 years who are providing care for family members or friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, drug or alcohol or frail aged. We can assist with domestic support work, tutoring. We can assist with domestic support work, tutoring, respite, recretional activities, sport activities, referrals to health sector, other community organisations, etc.