This year is the 10th anniversary of Centrelink’s Grandparent Adviser program helping grandparents and other non parent carers with tailored support and information.
The morning routine with children can be difficult for most parents but when you have a child with special needs, stress levels can be extreme.
Taking on the role of carer can happen unexpectedly, and Department of Human Services employee Kym is familiar with the personal strength that is needed to move forward when this happens.
The birth of a child means a significant lifestyle change in any family. For Department of Human Services Team Leader, Chris and his wife Julia, this change was even bigger.
As a carer, Department of Human Services employee Jane experiences a full range of emotions each day but, with some help from her community, love is the one that pulls her through.
Caring for a loved one is often a hard road to travel, and Department of Human Services Senior Communication Officer Emma understands this all too well.
Everyone knows the teenage years can be hard to navigate but, for Matthew, who works for the Department of Human Services in Tweed Heads, caring for a disabled teenage child had its own unique challenges.