Please find below an invitation forwarded from the University of Canberra in partnership with Carers Australia, on behalf of the Department of Social Services to participate in a new national survey on carer wellbeing.
Take part in the 2022 Carer Wellbeing Survey:
Across Australia, millions of people provide care for friends or family members who are ill, have a disability, an addiction, or who are frail. Last year, the first annual Carer Wellbeing Survey found that carers are dedicated to their caring role, and often find it rewarding – but that being a carer often has a big impact on the wellbeing and quality of life of carers. The 2021 report is also available via https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/support-for-carers/carer-wellbeing-survey/.
In 2022, we are again asking carers around Australia to tell us about their lives in the Carer Wellbeing Survey. This year, we are focusing in particular on understanding the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for carers, and the level of access different carers have to support services for themselves and for the people they care for.
You can complete the survey online at https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/support-for-carers/carer-wellbeing-survey/ or by going directly to the survey at https://bit.ly/Carer2022
We recommend you complete the survey on a computer or iPad/tablet if possible, rather than on a smart phone.
Want a paper survey or help? Call 1800 981 499.
If you know other carers who may be interested in participating in the survey, they are welcome to participate.
The survey can also be accessed via www.regionalwellbeing.org.au. In another 1-2 weeks, you may receive a reminder about the survey.
All survey participants aged 14 or older who complete the survey before 31st March 2022 can enter our prize draw to win one of 13 prizes worth a total of $5,000, including a first prize of a $1,500 gift card, second prize of a $1,000 gift card, third prize of a $500 gift card, or one of 10 runner up prizes of a $200 gift card. You can have one or more entries into the prize draw, depending on whether you do shorter or longer versions of the survey. Winners will have their choice of an itunes, Amazon, WISH, Coles-Myer, or Bunnings gift card.
The survey is voluntary, confidential and anonymous, and closes on 31st March 2022, at 11.59pm.
Thank you for taking the time to participate and share your valuable insights.
Dr Jacki Schirmer
on behalf of the Carer Wellbeing Survey team
University of Canberra, ACT, 2601
P: 1800 981 499