We seek to identify barriers experienced by children and young people with disability and their families.
Through explicit evidence, purposeful action and informed debate, we aim to improve social and institutional policy, legislation and the design of systems that empower those with disability and their families to live as they choose in communities where they feel valued and belong.
A powerful, collective voice | Together we are strong.
How we do this
Working with families
With more more than 21,000 children, parents and carers in the Kiind community we are able to draw on a depth of experience to inform debate.
Compiling robust, evidence-based, applied research via surveys, focus groups, working groups and consultation forums.
Presenting the views and experiences of members and articulating necessary reforms via submissions, government inquiries and reviews.
Input to system development
Providing input to the development of systems and services across state and Commonwealth responsibility.
A voice at the table
Participating in key government and industry advisory committees, nurturing our relationships and our influence with key government ministers.
Partnering with peak bodies and a range of business and community organisations.
Our systemic advocacy team provide input and recommendations directly to policy- and decision-makers at a local, state and federal level.
We aim to improve access, design and delivery of mainstream and community services and create lasting change that benefits the broader disability community.
If you have an issue that you are willing to share, then we would like to listen.
By sharing your story, you can shine a light on issues that stand in the way of your child’s progress. Your experiences matter and often mirror those of other families. Why not turn your voice into a collective voice and support the call for change.
1 in 10 care for someone with disability, chronic health, serious illness, dependency or elderly (2018)
would be the annual cost if carers were replaced by paid workers (almost 1% of Australia’s GDP)
carers are 2.5 times more likely to have poor wellbeing compared to the broader Australian population
carers are three times as likely as other Australians to regularly experience loneliness
of carers have poor health compared to 21% of the adult Australian population
of Carers reported financial strain with 57% experiencing a financial event in the last 12 months.
Caring Costs Us: The economic impact on lifetime income and retirement savings of informal carers – a report for Carers Australia, Summary of Findings. Developed by Carers Australia, March 2022. For more information, please visit Carers Australia or download the report here.