4. Action Summary – Supporting Tasmanian Carers

KEY ACTION: Review Service Map annually to ensure it is up-to-date and connections are maintained

1. Recognition 2. Access and Participation 3. Learning
  • Consult on and introduce Carer Recognition  legislation including a review of carer principles and governance structures (Communities  Tasmania).
  • Establish Carers Week small  grants program (Communities Tasmania).
  • Investigate options for an annual  Carer Forum (Communities Tasmania/CIRG).
  • Review Carers Week activities to  identify opportunities to increase recognition and awareness of the role of  carers (Communities Tasmania).
  • Investigate options to include  carer recognition in Communities Tasmania’s annual grant programs (Communities  Tasmania).
  • Consult carers in the Review of  the Disability Services Act 2011 (Communities Tasmania).
  • Pilot a digital literacy program for carers through Libraries Tasmania (DoE).
  • Review the Housing Connect application process to ensure carers are identified and included (Communities Tasmania).
  • Review the TSS Workplace Flexibility Policy to support employees with caring responsibilities (SSMO).
  • Maintain and enhance flexible working arrangements in State government agencies, including the Carer Toolkit (Communities Tasmania / SSMO).
  • Implement the outcomes of the State Service Review as they relate to employees with caring responsibilities. (SSMO / Communities Tasmania).
  • Review the Tasmanian Consumer and Carer Participation Framework to improve engagement with consumers and carers (DoH).
  • Support distribution of the Carers Tasmanian iCare book in THS hospitals (DoH).
  • Develop clinical guidelines for working with carers (DoH).
  • Develop referral pathways for patients and carers to Aboriginal health and migrant support organisations (DoH).
  • Develop  targeted information and referral resources for learners with caring  responsibilities (DoE).
  • Promote  resources for young carers to DoE learners, schools, and support staff (DoE).
  • Implement  the Adult Learning Strategy to support carers to engage or re-engage in  learning (Skills Tasmania).