Expanding the reach and impact of CarerHelp: Enabling underserved family carers and support workers to care for a person with an advanced disease
CarerHelp has been funded for a further three years by the Commonwealth Department of Health through their National Palliative Care Project grant round. The primary aim of the funding is to ensure that CarerHelp is accessible and able to reach a diverse population of Australian family carers including
- Carers whose primary language is not English
- Carers who identify as being from a different cultural group (such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, refugee and migrant groups, or people born overseas)
- Carers who have poor literacy
- Carers who are vision or hearing impaired and may require their information in a different format
- Carers who are unable or unlikely to use the internet for information and may prefer to receive that information through a support person or cultural leader
Associate Professor Mark Boughey at The Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne will lead the CarerHelp Diversity project and Professor Jennifer Tieman at Caresearch, Flinders University will partner to provide significant input into the development, creation and dissemination of CarerHelp Diversity. CarerHelp Diversity will run until June 2023.
CarerHelp Diversity will involve developing a National Reference Group of key stakeholders that represent a range of diverse populations as well as substantial consultation with community groups. The project will also conduct a scoping study to ensure that CarerHelp links to relevant quality resources that are already available for diverse groups, identifies gaps in resources and develops new resources that meet the needs of carers from diverse populations.
To find out more and find out about the project, visit the project website at https://www.carerhelp.com.au/
If you would like more information about the project please contact Tina Thomas: Kristina.firstname.lastname@example.org
Page updated 19 January 2021