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National respite for carers program

ALSWH data on mid- and older-aged women caregivers were used to inform the National Respite for Carers Program, which is one of several Government initiatives designed to support and assist relatives and friends caring at home for people who are unable to care for themselves because of disability or frailty.

Projects commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing in 2006 and 2009 were also used to provide information to support policy development for the Employed Carers Innovative Project (ECIP).