The Tasmanian Carer Policy 2016 (Carer Policy) recognises the commitment of unpaid Tasmanian carers and supports them in their caring role, and their active participation in economic, social and community life for themselves and the people for whom they care.
The Tasmanian Carer Action Plan (Action Plan) has been developed to implement the Carer Policy.
The Action Plan includes actions the Tasmanian Government is already taking to recognise and support carers in their community and work settings, and through the way it is delivering services. The Action Plan takes account of consultations that included an online community survey, written submissions, face-to-face forums conducted by Carers Tasmania, and Government department consultations.
The Actions in the Action Plan respond to issues identified during consultations and cover existing, ongoing and new actions. They fall under the three objectives of the Carer Policy.