A new Carer Action Plan 2011-14 has been announced for 500,000 Queensland carers.

In 2010 the estimated replacement value of informal care provided across Australia was $40.9 billion, although the true value and contribution of carers is irreplaceable.

Launched by the Queensland Government this plan will provide a blueprint to ensure Queensland carers get the support they need to continue their important roles

With carers often juggling their own family or study commitments, this plan addresses the importance of supporting the carer with plans to improve carers’ health and wellbeing, increased community assistance and supporting carer participation in education, training and the workforce.