Our Mission

To inspire positive change by connecting people to real opportunities.

Our Objectives

  • To develop and sustain strong community connections.
  • To improve the quality of life for carers through vocational activities.
  • To increase carer workforce capacity and capability.

Program Overview

Your Caring Way was designed to support carers in achieving their own goals, improve employment and financial outcomes, and support overall well-being. This project launched in 2020 as a pilot program and initiative of Carers Queensland.

Carers are twice as likely to be under-employed as other Australians. 44.8% of carers in the workforce are doing fewer hours than desired compared to 23.1% of the Australian workforce. Additionally, carers are 1.7 times more likely to experience significant financial stress compared to other Australians. *

We understand that caring is a deeply individual experience and looks different for everyone.

Our program is uniquely positioned to support unpaid carers solely.

We have the privilege of connecting with carers to help them achieve their personal vocational goals outside of their caring role.

In addition, as part of our program services, we engage with “carer-friendly employers” in the community to highlight the value of engaging carers in the workforce and to support our participants to achieve and sustain employment.

We deliver our services in Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania.

About Carers Queensland

Your Caring Way is Carers Queensland‘s program.

With 1 in every 11 Australians caring for a family member or friend, Carers Queensland is committed to providing specialised carer, aged, and disability support services.

For more than 30 years, Carers Queensland has been working to advocate for equal rights, opportunities, and enhanced outcomes for families.

We work within and value our local community, responding to unmet needs with care and respect and assisting disconnected people through high-quality personalised support.

Our objective is to ensure you achieve your goals, enhance your relationships, and can move forward with a life based on your own decisions and choices.

We are dedicated to making life better.

*Schirmer, J., Mylek, M., and Miranti R. (2022). 2022 Carer Wellbeing Survey. https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2022-CWS-Full-Report_221010_FINAL.pdf 

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