Looking after carers

From the Ministry of Social Development

Do you provide care to someone who needs help with day-to-day living? The Ministry of Social Development would like to hear from you.

The Ministry of Social Development wants to consult with carers, whanau, aiga and the wider public on the draft Carers’ Strategy Action Plan 2019 – 2023 in July and August 2019. The Action Plan seeks to support carer wellbeing and ensure that the care role is sustainable.
Carers are people who support friends, family, whānau and aiga who have a disability, health condition, illness, or injury and need help with day-to-day living.

In October last year, carers told us about their experiences and what they wanted to see in the new Action Plan. In partnership with the Carers Alliance, we have used this information as well as research and advice provided by the people and organisations who work with carers, to write the draft Action Plan.

We want all carers, families, whānau and aiga to tell us whether the draft Action Plan reflects what matters the most to them.

The Discussion Document for the Action Plan can be found at www.msd.govt.nz/carers along with a summary if you don’t want to read the whole Discussion Document.
You can register for a workshop by going to https://careforcarers.nz/

You can also provide feedback by:

  • Doing the online survey on www.msd.govt.nz/carers [from 1 July 2019]
  • Emailing a written submission at carers.strategy@msd.govt.nz, or
  • Writing to: Carers’ Strategy Action Plan, Ministry of Social Development, P O Box 1556, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.

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