Carers & Families

Carer Achievement Pathway Project (for young carers)

Carers NSW is delivering a newly launched program called the Carer Achievement Pathway as part of the Federal Government's Try, Test and Learn fund.
The project involves supporting young carers (aged under 25 years) who are caring for a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or who are frail aged and require assistance to reach their education and employment goals and live in the Great Western Sydney region.

For further information visit: https://www.carersnsw.org.au/carerachievementpathway/ or call (02) 9280 4744

CHAT – Carers Health and Thoughts Program

Carers are the backbone of our society, yet regularly do not receive the recognition and support they require. We know carers have lower levels of wellbeing in comparison to other groups;
with 1 in 4 carers felt their caring role was recognised by their community.

Sydney Local Health District Carers Program has initiated CHAT– Carers Health and Thoughts to improve the conversation between Sydney Local Health District and the 53 000 Carers living in our district.
We hope, with your support and CHAT, we may be able to begin to address these issues.

CHAT – Carers Health and Thoughts - was launched during Carers Week 2018. CHAT is an online registry for Carers. CHAT strives to ensure our local carers are connected, informed and acknowledged.
We strive to improve the experience of being a carer in the Sydney Local Health District
As a CHAT member, carers will receive a monthly communication (online or hardcopy) which include information on key issues that impact carers, as well as local activities, initiatives and resources relating to carers. It will also provide Carers with an opportunity to share personal experiences and provide feedback in relation to their role as a carer in our local health district

How you can help?
• If you are aware of someone who is providing care – please tell them about CHAT.
• Share attached CHAT flyer through your networks to increase awareness of program
• Display flyers in client areas (flyers have been sent to you via internal mail)
• Provide Carers program with details of carers, staff, departments, organisations that are interested in promoting CHAT

If you would like additional information about CHAT, please contact Sydney Local Health District Carers Program on 9767 5876 or [email protected]

Early Days Moving Forward Workshop

Come to a free information session for parents and guardians of children with disability aged up to 12 years old. You will be able to meet with other parents and talk about:

Your NDIS Experience
What the ECEI Pathway is and how to access it
Ways to speak up for your child
Transition to school and school supports
Subsidised supports and services in your area.

It does not matter whether your child has an NDIS Plan or not. Arabic & Vietnamese Interpreters will be available on the day.

Thursday, 29 November. 9:30am to 2:30pm
Fairfield RSL Club. RSVP to 1800 242 636

Older Persons Mental Health First Aid Course

SET2LEARN in partership with the City of Canterbury-Bankstown are offering training targeting aged care workers, carers and family members caring for older people who may be developing/experiencing mental health problems.

Bankstown Library
10 & 11 December
9am to 4pm
Cost is FREE and includes lunch and refreshments
Subsidised by the NSW Ministry of Health

Phone Valerie Mendez on 0425 397 888 or 9853 3268