Carers make a valuable contribution to our community. They provide care and support to family members and friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic health issue or age-related condition.
Victoria’s carers are as diverse as the people they care for. Carers provide emotional and practical support for a few hours a day or around the clock.
The carer role can be hugely rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Carers can sometimes find it difficult to access services and supports to look after themselves and be supported in their care role, particularly as many do not identify as carers.
Victorian Annual Carers Forum
The forum provides an opportunity for carers, organisations and government to engage about carer needs, provide feedback and learn about initiatives under the strategy. The next forum will be held in 2021.
Reviewed 11 August 2021