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Victorian Auditor's Report into Carer Support Programs

The Victorian Auditor General's Office (VAGO) have recently tabled a report to parliament on carer support programs

Earlier this year, VAGO examined whether the departments of Health and of Human Services effectively recognise and support carers.The report has recently been released and has a number of key findings and reccommendations including: 

That the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services need to:

 1. Identify and address gaps in the promotion of carer supports to improve carer awareness of services

 2. Require consistent carer identification and needs assessment

 3. Improve administration and monitoring of carer brokerage funds

 4. Monitor and report on timeliness of access to carer supports

 5. Develop outcome measures for carer supports and monitor outcomes.

 To access the report please click on the following link: VAGO Report into Carer Support

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