Carers SA is a member based community organisation established in 1990 by a 'grass roots' movement of family carers, to represent their interests and needs and to be 'the voice' of family carers in South Australia.
Carers SA provides services and supports to carers across the disability, ageing, health, mental health sectors. Our state-wide role, backed by our local, regional and remote services in nine locations, gives us the links to carers across the state, from children and young people to the elderly and those from diverse cultural backgrounds and Aboriginal communities. This gives Carers SA its unique knowledge and role as the 'voice of carers'; delivering services, representing carers and advising government.
Carers SA delivers a range of services at a state and regional level in a number of regions including Eyre Peninsula, Northern Country, River Murray Mallee, South East Country and the Western Metropolitan area. Services include: Carer support, Information; Counselling; Training and Respite.
The primary aim of Carers SA is to seek further support and positive change for carers. The powerful views and lived experiences of carers underpin all we do and our communication with policy makers, government and the media. This is informed by the inclusion of carers at every level in our organisation through our: local planning and advisory structures, ongoing program feedback and evaluations and the setting and monitoring of strategic direction by our Board of Directors - the majority of whom are past or current carers.