Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people may face specific challenges as carers. They may worry about the family of their partner or friend accepting them, or wonder if support services are LGBTI-friendly. You can ask Carers NSW what support is available for LGBTI carers in your area. Another option is to visit QLife. QLife is a national counselling and referral service for LGBTI people.
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This information was last reviewed in September 2017
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