Carers Recognition Act Review

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Consultation has concluded. Thanks for your contributions.

Share your ideas about how we can better recognise, celebrate and thank carers in South Australia

What's being decided?

We are reviewing the Carers Recognition Act 2005 to ensure it better recognises unpaid carers in their role in the community.

The review will consider how well the Act achieves its purpose, especially for those organisations it applies to.

We have prepared a Discussion Paper with some questions to facilitate your feedback.

Background

Carers matter and play an important role in our community. We strive to celebrate and raise awareness of the South Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend.

The Department for Human Services (DHS) are responsible for the South Australian Carers Recognition Act 2005 and is currently reviewing it. This legislation relates to unpaid carers – i.e. those who provide care, but not as their occupation.

Your feedback will assist us to better understand the needs and preference of the South Australian carers community.

Get Involved

Want to know more?

Share your views by:

  • Completing our survey below and telling us what you think of the proposed changes
  • Attending the public consultation forum on 27 November 2023
  • Writing a submission using the questions in the Discussion Paper as a guide, then:

Department for Human Services
Att: Social Inclusion - Carers
GPO Box 292
ADELAIDE SA 5001.

What are the next steps?

We will collate, analyse and use your feedback to inform the recommendations to change the Carers Recognition Act.

Share your ideas about how we can better recognise, celebrate and thank carers in South Australia

What's being decided?

We are reviewing the Carers Recognition Act 2005 to ensure it better recognises unpaid carers in their role in the community.

The review will consider how well the Act achieves its purpose, especially for those organisations it applies to.

We have prepared a Discussion Paper with some questions to facilitate your feedback.

Background

Carers matter and play an important role in our community. We strive to celebrate and raise awareness of the South Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend.

The Department for Human Services (DHS) are responsible for the South Australian Carers Recognition Act 2005 and is currently reviewing it. This legislation relates to unpaid carers – i.e. those who provide care, but not as their occupation.

Your feedback will assist us to better understand the needs and preference of the South Australian carers community.

Get Involved

Want to know more?

Share your views by:

  • Completing our survey below and telling us what you think of the proposed changes
  • Attending the public consultation forum on 27 November 2023
  • Writing a submission using the questions in the Discussion Paper as a guide, then:

Department for Human Services
Att: Social Inclusion - Carers
GPO Box 292
ADELAIDE SA 5001.

What are the next steps?

We will collate, analyse and use your feedback to inform the recommendations to change the Carers Recognition Act.

  • Welcome and thank you for participating in this survey. Please tell us your ideas about how the government can better recognise carers in South Australia. 

    • You can answer all the questions or just choose the areas you are most interested in - simply skip anything that you are not interested in. 
    • There are no mandatory questions.
    • You don’t need to identify yourself to complete the survey. 
    • The survey should take about 5-15 minutes to complete, depending on how you choose to answer the questions.

    Consultation has concluded. Thanks for your contributions.

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