- Jun 30–Jul 1 2022
According to Carers Australia, 50% of primary carers are on a low income and many find it hard to cover living expenses, save money or build up superannuation.
Caring families often have to find money for extra expenses like heating and laundry, medicines, disability aids, health care and transport. On average, by age 67 primary carers will lose $175,000 in superannuation and $394,500 in lifetime earnings.
Carer Gateway is delivering two webinars on supports for carers experiencing financial hardship. One will provide information for service providers who work with carers, and the other will be for carers themselves.
Speakers from several Victorian and national organisations will share the supports they can offer carers:
- Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria
- Financial Counselling Victoria Inc.
- Good Shepherd
- Social Services Rights Victoria
- Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
Webinar for Service Providers or Staff - Thursday, June 30th, 10am-11.30am
Webinar for Carers - Friday, July 1st, 10am-11.30am