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Carers NSW

Carers NSW is the peak non-government organisation for carers in NSW which works collaboratively to lead change and action for carers.

With a focus on improving the lives of all carers, Carers NSW provides information, support, education, training, referrals, resources and coordination of supports for NDIS recipients.

Carers are friends, partners or family members who provide support to someone who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

Carers exist in all communities and come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and age groups. Young carers are children and young people under the age of 25 years. Hidden carers often do not identify as a carer or seek support for themselves.

There are approximately 2.65 million carers across Australia (about 11% of the population), including 854,300 carers in NSW.

Carers NSW is a not-for-profit registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Carers NSW receives funding from a range of sources including the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) and the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).

Vision and mission

The vision of Carers NSW is an Australia that values and supports all carers.

Carers NSW engages with carers and stakeholders across the State to provide support and to build sector capacity. Carers NSW goals are to:

  • be a leading carer organisation in which carers have confidence
  • actively promote carer recognition and support
  • actively support carers to navigate a changing service landscape that will be characterised by ongoing policy reform
  • promote connected community experiences and opportunities for carers that are inclusive of diverse carer groups
  • lead and advocate for carer-specific and carer-inclusive policy making, research and service delivery
  • continue to be a quality-driven, responsive and carer-focused organisation.

How Carers NSW can help

Services provided by Carers NSW include:

  • support and referral services
  • education and training
  • resources and information
  • Young Carer Program
  • NDIS support coordination
  • research, policy and advocacy
  • Carer Gateway service provider in NSW 4 region.

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Last reviewed: July 2021

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Caring for someone who is dependent on alcohol or another drug

Impacts on families and carers

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Caring for someone who is dependent on alcohol or another drug

Carers talk about recovery

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Better Start for children with disability | Carers NSW

Information and referral service supporting families of children with disability, to improve access to early intervention services and prepare for the…

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Carer Support Groups | Carers NSW

Carer support groups enable carers to meet and connect with other carers who understand the challenges of caring for a family member or friend.

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Rights and complaints | Carers NSW

Carers often have to access multiple service systems, which can be complicated and time consuming. When problems arise, it can be difficult to know where…

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Aids and equipment | Carers NSW

Aids and equipment can help maintain independence and safety.

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Impacts of caring | Carers NSW

Caring for a family member or friend can be very rewarding, but it also has its challenges.

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Financial support | Carers NSW

Many carers need help managing the financial aspects of caring, which can be complex and stressful. Information and support is available to assist.

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wecare | Carers NSW

Mentoring and support for families of people who are icare participants, who have been seriously injured in a workplace or motor vehicle accident or after…

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Carer Peer Connect | Carers NSW

Carer Peer Connect provides online opportunities for carers in NSW to be linked with each other to receive and provide assistance and support.

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