Carers Tasmania Consultation for Informal Kinship Carers

On April 20 this year, the Tasmanian Carer Recognition Act 2023 was enacted.

This legislation supports people caring for someone with disability, mental ill health, a chronic or life-limiting condition, alcohol or other drug dependence, or because they are frail or aged. This legislation also formally recognises informal kinship carers within Tasmania.

An informal kinship carer is an adult providing care to a person under the age of 18 because their parent is not able to and there is no formal agreement/court order in place.

Carers Tasmania is undertaking a project to better understand the experiences and needs of informal kinship carers across Tasmania.

The project aims to identify and engage with informal kinship carers across Tasmania so we can understand their service and support needs.

Informal kinship carers can have their voice and stories heard through:

All personal information collected will be kept confidential, and nothing identifiable will be shared with any government service (eg Centrelink, NDIS, etc).

What we will share are the overall experiences, gaps, needs, and ideas that we hope to hear from informal kinship carers as a broader group.

Our findings will be shared with the Tasmanian Government with the hope of influencing meaningful change so that more informal kinship carers can connect to and access support that is relevant to them and their families.

You can register your interest in being involved by contacting our Project Officer:

Dr Christine Rowland or phone 03 6144 3700

Where When Time
wayraparattee Child and Family Learning Centre,  Geeveston 22 August, Tuesday 10:30 am
Chigwell Child and Family Learning Centre, Chigwell 23 August, Wednesday   1:00 pm
ptunarra Child and Family Learning Centre, New Norfolk 24 August, Thursday   1:30 pm
Child and Family Centre Clarence Plains 29 August, Tuesday 10:30 am
Tasman Neighbourhood House, Nubeena 30 August, Wednesday 10:00 am
Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House (Dunalley) 30 August, Wednesday   2:00 pm

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