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Being a Carer

There are certain demands, risks and a degree of resilience required to be a carer. This page is an introduction to a range of resources that will help and support you.

Last updated: November 23, 2021

Being a Carer Webinar

Compass held a webinar on being a carer of an older person. Moderated by Caroline Baum our expert panelists included Jenni Dickson, Sarah Walbank, Val Fell and Jonathan Harverson.

Our panellists discussed the demands, risks and resilience involved in being a carer.

The panel provided various perspectives on how to prepare and deal with the challenges and responsibilities that come with being a carer. Caring relationships were also discussed, including how they can take many forms from intimate partner caring, intergenerational caring and informal caring, right through to more formal caring scenarios.

Jenni Dickson - Panelist

Sarah Walbank - Panelist

Jonathan Harverson - Panelist

Val Fell - Panelist

Caroline Baum - Moderator

Carer Resources

Dementia Australia - Adapting your home cover

Dementia Australia - Adapting your home

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Being a Carer: Demands, Risks and Resilience podcast

Compass Podcast Series - Being a Carer: Demands, Risks and Resilience

This webinar provides perspectives on how to prepare and deal with all the challenges and responsibilities that come wi...

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Being a Carer: Demands, Risks and Resilience – Compass Podcast Series Podcast Tile

Being a Carer: Demands, Risks and Resilience

Being a Carer can be rewarding, challenging, worthwhile and overwhelming. This webinar provides perspectives on how to prepare and deal with all the challenges and responsibilities that come with being a Carer and caring relationships. Caring relationships can take many forms from intimate partner caring, intergenerational caring, informal caring right through to more formal caring scenarios.

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