GIVE US A BREAK! Evidence that Australian Carers still need Respite. There are 2.7 million carers in Australia, more than one in every ten Australians is a carer.
In August/September 2016, carers NSW conducted a survey on 1,803 carers across Australia, on behalf of the National Network of Carers Association. The aim was to find out more about why carers use , or don’t, use respite. Carers Australia NSW endorse disability and aged care supports that are tailored to the needs of care recipients, but we believe that carers’ needs are jut as important.
Attached is the paper summarising the key findings from the Carers Australia NSW survey.