Carer Representatives

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Carers who want to speak up for carers and improve the system for all carers and the people they support can apply to become a Carers NSW Carer Representative. Carer Representatives are specially trained volunteers who are offered opportunities to represent carers and Carers NSW in a variety of settings, from public forums, to government committees, to media interviews.

It is Carers NSW policy to reimburse the travel expenses of Carer Representatives and where appropriate remunerate them for their time.

Carers who apply to be a Carer Representative are not automatically accepted but are first required to submit an Expression of Interest form which is reviewed internally by Carers NSW and finally approved by the Chief Executive Officer. All Carer Representatives will be required to undertake free Carer Representative training.

For carers: To apply to be a Carer Representative, or for more information about becoming a Carer Representative, contact our Carer Representative Project Officer at carerrepresentatives@carersnsw.org.au or on 1800 242 636.

For organisations: To request a Carer Representative to participate in your organisation’s event or activity, contact our Carer Representative Project Officer at carerrepresentatives@carersnsw.org.au or on 1800 242 636. We cannot guarantee that someone suitable will be available but will do our best to explore the options.

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