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We regularly inform government decision making through budget and policy submissions, research, forums and face-to-face meetings to campaign for a better system of support for caring families.

A guide to DECISION-MAKING during a crisis (April 2020) commissioned by Carers ACT and developed by neuro-scientist at the University of Canberra. This easy-to-follow guide goes step by step through techniques to help individuals make decisions during times of crisis and intense stress.

Annual Report 2019

Carers ACT – Financial Statements 2019

Annual Report 2018

Carers ACT Financial Statements 2018

Strategic Imperatives 2018

A one page summary of Carers ACT’s strategic directions and imperatives for 2018 onwards.

Annual Report 2017 

Carers ACT 2018-19 ACT Budget Submission (October 2017)
Carers ACT submission to ACT Government 2018-19 Budget – A Canberra that cares for carers – an ACT Carers Strategy

What do ACT mental health carers need from mental health clinicians (August 2017)
One recurring issue in mental health carer advocacy has been that mental health carers feel confused, unsupported, overwhelmed and/or excluded by the very mental health system that treats the person they care for.

Inquiry into school to work transition (July 2017)
Carers ACT Submission to Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Training.

Submission re Inquiry into the extent nature and consequence of insecure work in the ACT (June 2017)
Carers ACT Submission to the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Youth Affairs

Restrictive Practices (March 2017)
Carers ACT comment on: An overview of restrictive practices, and the key issues for consideration in relation to the establishment of an Office of the Senior Practitioner.

Carers ACT NDIS and Carers Survey Report (February 2017)
Is the National Disability Insurance Scheme supporting unpaid carers of people with a disability?

Carers ACT 2016 ACT Election Booklet
Carers ACT seeks commitment by all political parties and candidates to recognise the vital contribution carers make to our community and economy by developing and implementing an ACT Carers Strategy.

Carers ACT 2017-18 Budget Submission Dec 2016
Response to the ACT Government’s invitation to comment on priority commitments for its 2017-18 Budget.

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