Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
We believe in equal rights and opportunities for everyone and we respond to the unique needs or carers and those they care for.
We are here to improve the quality of life for all carers throughout Queensland.
Find out how by visiting our Support Services page.
Are you a carer? Or maybe you know someone who is.
We know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more likely to care for another person with a disability, long-term illness, or frail-aged than non-Indigenous Australians.
Many will accept their caring role as a normal part of family and community life.
You may not think of yourself as a carer, but providing unpaid care and support to family members or friends makes you a family carer.
Carers Queensland offers a range of services to support all carers across Queensland.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The work we do is intrinsically linked to the values of human rights to everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion and occupation.
Our organisation reflects the diversity of the community we support.
Carers Queensland is committed to improving the quality of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers and continue the journey to reconciliation within Australia.
We do it through our Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
What is a RAP?
Reconciliation Action Plans are strategic plans made by an organisation to realise its vision for reconciliation.
The action plans seek to create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and are built on relationships and respect.
There are four different RAPs for workplaces: Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate.
Carers Queensland currently has a Stretch RAP, having worked through Reflect and Innovate plan since 2014.
These resources detail a range of information and corporate responsibility relating to our Reconciliation Action Plan:
- Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers – Fact Sheet
- Education and Training Strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers
- Employment Strategy – Carers Queensland
- Procurement Principles – Carers Queensland
Want more information?
If you are looking for something more local, check out our Regional Offices and Support Groups.