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Young Carer Bursary Now Open

To be eligible for a Young Carer Bursary, young carers need to be aged 12 –  25yrs,  studying at high school, college, technical institute, university or registered training organisation.  Young carers must either be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and not already have an Advanced Diploma or higher. The initiative offers 1,000 bursaries toRead more

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Astrid shares her story on growing up as a young carer

Astrid is a budding playwright, performer, and disability support worker, but she is also a young carer and has been for most of her life.   Caring for her younger sister with Down Syndrome from the age of nine-years-old, Astrid does not readily use the label of “young carer” to describe herself. For Astrid, the term “young carer” is just something she keeps in the back of her mind and something that’s informed the person she has grown upRead more

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