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Tasmanian Carer Action Plan 2013-2018

Tasmanian Government Country Resources Disability Strategies and Plans Tasmania 1 July 2012 Policy document community services, plan

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The Tasmanian Carer Action Plan 2013–2018 (the Action Plan) has been developed to operationalise the objectives of the Tasmanian Carer Policy 2013.
The Action Plan outlines the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to improving the quality of life for carers over the next five years. Responsibility for implementing the Action Plan lies with a number of Tasmanian Government agencies.

The Priorities for Government actions are as follows:

Priority 1 – Recognition and Respect for Carers
 Action 1.1 - Promote awareness of carers, their role and needs.
 Action 1.2 – Promote the Tasmanian Carer Policy and Action Plan.

Priority 2 – Information and Support for Carers
 Action 2.1 – Provide current information to carers.
 Action 2.2 – Provide access to training, advice and support to carers.
 Action 2.3 – Promote the health and wellbeing of carers.
 Action 2.4 – Build natural disaster preparedness and response for carers.
 Action 2.5 – Include carers in local communities.

Priority 3 – Carer Participation in Decision-Making Processes
 Action 3.1 – Promote the benefits of carer participation.
 Action 3.2 – Involve carers in planning and service delivery.
 Action 3.3 – Establish a complaints mechanism.

Priority 4 – Develop Organisational Skills and Knowledge
 Action 4.1 – Build the capacity of Tasmanian Government agencies.
 Action 4.2 – Improve Tasmanian Government agencies resources and knowledge of carers.

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