One in six Tasmanians are carers. This means more than 80,000 Tasmanians care for a family member or friend with disability, mental ill health, chronic or life-limiting illness, alcohol or other drug dependence, or who are frail and aged.
Being a carer can be rewarding but can also be stressful and isolating. LGBTIQA+ carers often face additional barriers when accessing support, further affecting health and wellbeing.
Care2Serve provides an inclusive and safe space for our LGBTIQA+ carers to get support
Care2Serve, the Tasmanian provider of the Australian Government funded Carer Gateway program, is the single contact point for Tasmanian carers who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend. Care2Serve is inclusive and provides a safe space to talk about needs.
Care2Serve helps carers navigate the maze of supports, build connections with other carers, get help at home, get support to take a break, speak confidentially to a counsellor, or work through caring challenges with a coach, all for FREE.
Rainbow Tick for Tasmania’s Care 2 Serve
Care2Serve, the service arm of Carers Tasmania, has become the second organisation in Tasmania to be accredited with the prestigious Rainbow Tick. This Tick recognises that the organisation fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and provides a safe and inclusive experience for LGBTIQA+ carers.
If you are a carer or know someone who is, scan the QR code or visit www.carergateway.com.au or call 1800 422 737 (press 1 at the menu) for more information.