Carers and the people who live or work with carers are invited to 'Have your say' on the review of the Carers Recognition Act 2004 (the Carers Act).
The establishment of the Carers Act made it possible for a Carers Charter to be created and a Carers Advisory Council to be established.
The charter recognises the role of carers in the community and provides ways for them to be involved in decisions about the availability and delivery of services to support them.
The Carers Advisory Council reports on compliance with the Carers Act and provides advice to the Minister for Community Services on carers issues.
The Carers Act also makes sure that all State Government funded and administered health and disability services comply with the charter and their obligations under the Act.
The Department of Communities has released a consultation paper to help you participate and 'Have your say' on the Carers Act review. The paper provides a summary of key information being considered in the review, relevant sections of the Carers Act and some discussion questions to consider when providing feedback. An online feedback form is also available.
Anyone who is a carer, or has a family member or friend who is being cared for, can get involved by completing the survey or sharing the review page or form.
Feedback must be provided by 1 August 2018.
For more information, including other ways of participating in the Carers Act review, or to request the survey or discussion papers in alternative formats, please contact the Department's carers team via email: email@example.com.