National Carers Strategy

Four National Goals for Carers
These Goals address the priority areas that have been identified by carers and the organisations that represent them and the priority areas that have been identified in carers’ strategies from other jurisdictions.

The Four National Goals for carers are to:

  1. Recognise the value and contribution of carers and promote their inclusion in decisions relating to the  person that they are caring for
  2. Support carers to manage their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being
  3. Support carers to care with confidence through the provision of adequate information, training, services and supports
  4. Empower carers to participate as fully as possible in economic and social life

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GOAL-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Each of the National Goals for carers is underpinned by a number of Objectives for specific policy and service delivery areas. It is important to note that these Goals and Objectives are both important in and of themselves and are also overlapping – addressing any one of them fully will require attention to all of them.

Goal 1: Recognise the value and contribution of carers and promote their inclusion in decisions relating to the person that they are caring for
Objectives
1.1 Strengthen awareness and recognition of the role and contribution of carers at national, regional and local level
1.2 Include carers in care planning and decision making for those that they care for
1.3 Recognise the needs of carers by provision of income supports

Goal 2: Support carers to manage their physical, mental and emotional health and well-being
Objectives
2.1 Promote the development of supports and services to protect the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of carers
2.2 Support children and young people with caring responsibilities and protect them from adverse impacts of caring

Goal 3: Support carers to care with confidence through the provision of adequate information, training, services and supports
Objectives
3.1 Promote the availability of user friendly and timely information and advice
3.2 Provide relevant and accessible carer training opportunities for carers
3.3 Promote the development of accessible living environments for all

Goal 4: Empower carers to participate as fully as possible in economic and social life
Objectives
4.1 Enable carers to have access to respite breaks
4.2 Enable carers to remain in touch with the labour market to the greatest extent possible

The National Carers Strategy(4)

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