Information about the new Carers Investment Program will be available on the FACS website. It will include projects in the focus area of carer employment.
In addition, the Australian Government has recently announced an investment of $85.6 million through the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) to roll out a range of new early-intervention services for unpaid carers. The new services will be available through the national Carer Gateway, including national phone and online counselling services, online peer support, mentoring and online coaching resources, and educational resources to increase skills and knowledge of carers relating to specific caring situations.
From September 2019, through ICSS, the Australian Government will establish a new network of Regional Delivery Partners across Australia to provide a range of services including targeted financial support packages with a focus on employment and education.
FACS would like to thank DAISI and the Working Carers Gateway for their effort to support carers and note that the carer articles and resources will still be available for carers to access on the DAISI website until further notice - daisi.asn.au