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Links and Resources

International Organizations

Australia

Carers Australia
Unit 1, 16 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT 2600
Phone: +61 02 61229900
http://www.carersaustralia.com.au
Carers Australia is a national organization focused on representing the needs and interests of family caregivers, or carers, throughout Australia’s states and territories.  Each state and territory is represented by its own member association which provides important services like advice, counseling, referrals, education, training and advocacy.

 

Canada

Alberta Caregiver College
Education Services
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
10230 - 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5G OB7 Canada
Phone: 780-735-7912
http://www.caregivercollege.org/scoa/
Alberta Caregiver College provides courses and educational materials for family caregivers. It features the “Support for Caregivers of Older Adults” program, which provides training for those caring for the frail or chronically ill. The site offers valuable information and links to other Canadian caregiver resources.

Canadian Caregiver Coalition
110 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1B4
Phone: 613.233.5694 ext-2230
Toll-Free: 888.866.2273
Fax: 613.230.4376
www.ccc-ccan.ca
The Canadian Caregiver Coalition is a bilingual (English and French), not-for-profit organization made up of caregivers, caregiver support groups, national stakeholder organizations and researchers. Its primary focus is developing policy research that increase awareness of caregiving issues and support the development of services for family caregivers.

Caregivers Nova Scotia
7001 Mumford Road, Tower 1, Suite 105
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4N9
Phone: (Toll free in Nova Scotia) 877-488-7390
Phone: 902-421-7390
Fax: 902-421-7338
http://www.caregiversns.org/
Caregivers Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing recognition and practical supports to family caregivers. The organization offers workshops, informative newsletters, a book and video lending library, telephone assistance and community based peer support groups. The website features an interactive “Care Guide,” a planning tool for family caregivers.

Family Caregivers Network Society
526 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1S2
Phone: 250-384-0408
Fax: 250-361-2660
Email: fcns@telus.net
http://www.fcns-caregiving.org/
The Family Caregivers Network Society is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inform, support and educate on issues of concern to family caregivers. FCNS provides various services, including support groups, telephone and in person support and counseling, referrals, educational programs, a newsletter, several resource guides and assistance in navigating the (Canadian) health system.

 

United Kingdom

Carers UK
20 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4LX
Tel: 020 7378 4999
Advice Line: 0808 808 7777 (open Wednesday and Thursday from 10-12 and 2-4)
Email: advice@carersuk.org
www.carersuk.org
Carers UK is a caregivers’ advocacy and educational organization serving the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland).  It provides extensive information for caregivers through its website and toll free (in the UK) CarersLine.  Carers UK offers caregiver support material in a range of languages.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Unit 14, Bourne Court, Southend Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8HD
Tel: 0844 800 4361
Fax: 0844 800 4362
www.carers.org
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers provides comprehensive support services through the United Kingdom, with 144 independently managed Carers’ Centres and 85 young carers’ services. The Trust provides information, advice and support services for caregivers. The website features discussion boards and a caregiver support page organized by topic, such as “respite care”, “Taking care of yourself,” and “Money and Benefits.” The Trust also offer a special website focused on young caregivers at http://www.youngcarers.net.

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