The program provides carers with respite solutions and other support so they can remain active in the workforce or possibly return to work after taking a break to provide care. The range of respite services include:
Our Employed Carers coordinator can also assist in discussions with your employer to tailor flexible work practices to your caring responsibilities. These include:
Call Carers ACT to speak with a program coordinator and arrange a comprehensive carer’s needs assessment.
This program is available to carers in the workforce (full-time or part-time), engaged in study or wishing to return to the workforce. The cared-for person must be 65 years of age (50 years of age if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander) and older or have early stage dementia while being able to remain at home during the carer’s working hours.
Call Carers ACT to find out more about this program and how else we can help you.
The Employed Carers Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and supported by the Australian Government.