Contact: Verity Nicholson, Department of Education
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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 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.