Around one in eight current or former ADF personnel have a partner, parent, sibling or child who provides care and support for them because of disability, long-term health conditions or old age.
However, many carers don’t realise they are one, and carers within the ADF or those who care for current or former ADF members are often overlooked and under-identified.
And although the ADF and Department of Defence provide some support, there is limited available that is specific for carers.
That is why, with funding from the Department of Defence, Carers Australia developed the Defence and Veteran Carers Network.
This web hub provides support, resources and an advocacy platform for this unique group of carers.
Carers Australia is also collecting stories to highlight the voices of Defence and veteran carers to help raise awareness of their important role and unique challenges, through written content and an upcoming podcast.
Find out more at the Defence and Veteran Carers Network.