The first three-year Action Plan under the ACT Carers Strategy 2018-2028 aims to deliver on the vision, outcomes and priorities established by the Strategy. These actions are being led ACT Government Directorates and community organisations. Each year, lead agencies will contribute to an annual update on the Strategy. The Minister for Community Services and Facilities, Ms Suzanne Orr MLA, tabled the first of these progress reports in the Legislative Assembly on 30 July 2020.
In October 2017, 49 carers and members of the broader Canberra community formed the Carers Voice Panel to develop the ACT Carers Strategy. The Carers Voice Panel met twice, using a deliberative democracy approach, to develop its vision for a carer friendly Canberra. The panel’s aims included establishing outcomes the community wants to see for carers, and identifying what our shared priorities should be.