Carers Recognition Act 2012

Carers Recognition Act – supporting people in care relationships

Carers make a substantial contribution to the wellbeing of the broader community.

While carers support people in their day to day activities they may also need support in their care role. Linking carers to the appropriate services to meet their needs is essential to help them maintain their care role, health and wellbeing.

An updated information kit on the Carers Recognition Act - supporting people in care relationships is now available so that it’s easier for people to understand the support they may be eligible to receive.

The information kit contains fact sheets and other resources to help carers understand what the Carers Recognition Act 2012 means for them, and provides information about services and resources available to support them in their care role.

You can download the resources below.

Carers Recognition Act 2012

The Carers Recognition Act 2012 formally recognises and values the role of carers and the importance of care relationships in the Victorian community.

The Act includes a set of principles about the significance of care relationships, and specifies obligations for state government agencies, local councils, and other organisations that interact with people in care relationships.

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Resources for carers

Resources for service providers


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