All Ages - Carer Support - Aged Care - Disability Service Provider - Counselling - Policy & Information
Carers Tasmania is the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Tasmania.
Carers provide or have provided unpaid care and support to family members or friends who are living with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or terminal illness, or who are frail or aged. Carers Tasmania provides advice, information, referral, education, and emotional and social support to Carers across the state.
Carers Tasmania has a specific peer led support group run for the LGBTIQ+ community in Hobart. We have information on our website, and include stories from LGBTIQ+ carers in our magazine where possible. People in caring roles who are LGBTIQ+ are welcome to share information with us regarding their status if they feel it is relevant and useful to do so, and questions are asked in a way that gives opportunity to do so. All Carers Tasmania staff have participated in cultural awareness training through Working it Out.
Older LGBTIQ+ people are more likely to be carers or rely on intimate partners and friends to care for them. Based on this and the fact that caring can impact on health and well being, we at Carers Tasmania strongly believe it is important that the LGBTIQ+ community knows that there are services available to them, and to feel confident to make contact to obtain the support they need.