This week from 16 to 22 October is Carers Week – the perfect time for a reminder of the rich resources offered by the Carers NSW organisation.
Carers NSW is the peak non-government organisation for carers in NSW, part of the National Carer Network and a member of Carers Australia. Carers NSW works with the other state and territory Carer Organisations. Its focus is on improving the lives of carers.
Carers NSW works with all carers regardless of their age, location, life stage or circumstances. This includes those caring for individuals with support needs relating to ageing, disability, health, and mental illness.
For carer information and support, phone Carers NSW on 02 9280 4744 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday).
For Carer Gateway services including carer support planning, counselling, peer support, tailored support packages and respite services, including emergency respite, call Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) or visit www.carergateway.gov.au
The Carers NSW website at https://www.carersnsw.org.au/ offers a huge variety of resources including:
- News and Upcoming Events
- Services and Support
- Resources for Carers
- Advice for Carers
- Support for Young Carers
- First-person Carer stories
- Education and Training – including a guide to navigating My Aged Care