Last Updated: August 8, 2023By

In a media release today, Carers Tasmania, the State’s peak body for unpaid family and friend carers, has released its finding from COVID Impact Survey 2022.

The Covid Impact Survey 2022 highlights the carer’s experiences and provides a valuable opportunity to understand the types of support and changes that are required to be implemented to support carers in Tasmania, both moving forward from the COVID and in preparation for any future adverse occurrence.

“Tasmania has the highest ratio of carers in the country at 1:16. That’s one house in every six on every Tasmanian street that has a carer who is potentially isolated and feeling lonely and afraid to face the chance of getting COVID from the community,” said Carers Tasmania’s CEO, David Brennan.

Read the full media release below: