Anyone can become a carer at any time. Carers come from all walks of life. You can become a carer gradually, by helping out more and more over time, or suddenly after a health crisis or an accident. Carers can, but do not have to, live with the person they are caring for.

Carers provide emotional, social or financial support. And they don’t get paid for it. Caring may include physical and personal care and assistance such as dressing, lifting, showering, feeding, providing transport, attending appointments, management of medications or providing assistance in an emergency.

Australia has over 2.7 million carers, 12% of the population. It is likely you are a carer, need a carer or know a carer.

How can we help?

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Our friendly, knowledgeable team are on hand to help you work through the emotions and challenges carers face everyday.

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What help is
available to you?

We want your contribution to be valued and your voice to be heard. We provide recognition, support and advice, to help family carers along every step of their journey.

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We support
Tasmanian carers

Caring families from across Tasmania are at the heart of everything that we do. We play a key role in empowering family carers, by providing quality services and programs to support their needs, and the needs of the people they care for.

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Carers provide 1.9 billion hours of unpaid care per year in Australia

The replacement value of the unpaid care provided is $60.3 billion per year in Australia

85,508 people are family or friend carers in Tasmania

Learn more about the numbers involved. Or tap into our resources to find out information about the policy, finance, legal and organisational aspects that might affect you.

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We care for carers, and your help can make an enormous difference.
Whatever you choose to do, there are many ways you can get involved.

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