The 2022 National Carer Survey received over 6800 responses from carers, including 1356 from carers living in Victoria (20% of all respondents). Perhaps unsurprisingly, surveyed carers often reported concern about their financial situation – 1 in 2 reported financial stress, while 1 in 7 reported financial distress.
On Tuesday, 29 November, FCVic’s Special Projects team launched its Pathways for Carers outreach program at the Pathways for Carers Statewide Biannual Meeting. The Pathways for Carers project, funded by the Victorian Government and facilitated by Interchange Outer East, offers unpaid carers the opportunity to connect with one another by going on walking events organised in their local area.
In alternating issues of the Devil’s Advocate, the FCVic Chairperson contributes a message to the sector. This month, Carly Baker reflects on the recent State Government election and addresses the decision by RMIT to stop offering the Diploma of Financial Counselling.