Victorian carer strategy 2018-2022 is the first whole-of-government strategy to support carers.
Recognising and Supporting Victoria’s Carers: Victorian Carer Strategy 2018–22 sets the direction for government to support carers. Carers Victoria played a pivotal consultancy role in the development of this strategy which addresses the unique and specific needs of carers across areas such as employment, health, education and financial disadvantage. In highlighting the diverse needs of carers, the strategy provides an important framework for the State Government.
The Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing coordinates the overall strategy, which has recently been extended for 12 months into 2023 to allow for sector consultation.
For an update on work being done through the strategy, go to www.dffh.vic.gov.au.