Thursday, 28 July 2016

Support for Employees with Caring Responsibilities

Contact: Verity Nicholson, Department of Education

Date: Available any time          RSVP: NA
Location: Statewide

Intended Audience: All Department of Education Staff

Carers in the Workplace:
  • Over 73,800 Tasmanian's provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who needs help because of illness, disability or being frail and aged.
  • 1 in 8 Australian employees are carers.
  • Any employee can become a carer at any time – when a family member or friend has an accident or acquires an illness or disability, upon the birth of a child with a disability, or when an ageing parent becomes frail.
The Department of Education recognises the important role of carers and strongly supports carers to balance their work and caring roles.

The Department promotes a positive and supportive attitude toward carers and workplace flexibility recognising that this may make a significant difference to a carer, their family and the person they care for.

Visit the Department's webpage: Support for Employees with Carer Responsibilities for further information.