There are many people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds who provide care for family members.
The Tasmanian Government is now consulting with
carers and the community to develop a Tasmanian Carer Action Plan to implement
the Tasmanian Carer Policy 2016.
In developing the new Carer Action Plan, it is important to understand the additional cultural and language challenges which carers may face. The Tasmanian Government would value input on how we can make our services more accessible and responsive to the needs of carers from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Who is a carer?
A carer is a person who provides, in a non-contractual and unpaid capacity, ongoing care or assistance to another person who, because of a disability, aging conditions such as frailty, mental illness, chronic illness or pain, requires assistance with everyday tasks. Carers are a diverse group of people, coming from all walks of life and life stages. The commitment of time and activities that fall within a caring role is different for each carer.
A short consultation paper has been prepared to guide feedback on how the Government can achieve the objectives of the Tasmanian Carer Policy 2016. The paper can be accessed here. Feedback will be accepted until Monday 17 April 2017.