Nominations open – Queensland Carers Advisory Council

The state government is recruiting members for the Queensland Carers Advisory Council’s next two year term.

Purpose

The Council is appointed to provide advice to the Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Seniors on strategies for increasing recognition of carers by public authorities and advancing the interests of carers.

Council members

Nominations are invited from people who have an understanding of carers and their families, a strategic focus on carers’ issues, and strong networks and involvement in their community. The following eight roles are available:

  • three carer representatives
  • one grandparent carer representative
  • three representatives from organisations that support carers
  • one representative from an organisation that supports grandparent carers.

Who can apply

The Carers (Recognition) Act 2008 defines carers as:

  • individuals who provide, in a non-contractual and unpaid capacity, ongoing care or assistance to another person who, because of disability, frailty, chronic illness or pain, requires assistance with everyday tasks. Foster and kinship carers do not fall within the scope of the Act.
  • grandparents who are the primary care giver for their grandchild and the grandchild lives with them.

All carers and organisations that support carers are encouraged to nominate including:

  • carers in rural or remote areas
  • young carers, older carers, grandparent carers
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander carers
  • carers with disability
  • carers from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex carers.

How to apply

If you would like to nominate for the Council, you are required to submit a nomination form. To apply online, visit www.qld.gov.au/qldcarersadvisorycouncil

You can also request a copy of the nomination form or more information by emailing [email protected] or by calling (07) 3037 2989.

Nominations close 8 December 2017