Counselling, Support, Information and Advocacy - Carer Support Services
Counselling, Support, Information and Advocacy (CSIA) – carer support services, provide carers with assistance to understand and manage situations, behaviours and relationships associated with care needs of the person they are caring for.
Services provided under CSIA – carer support services include:
- emotional support and informal counselling
- telephone support
- drop-in centres
- home visits to isolated carers; and
- peer support goups.
CSIA is provided by 54 government, non-government and community organisations.
CSIA – carer support services were formerly part of the Commonwealth Home and Community Care (HACC) program.