Carer Representatives

Carer Representatives play an important role by representing carers and Carers NSW in a variety of settings and sharing their caring experiences with service providers, government, the media and broader community.

Carer Representatives are specially trained carers who are offered opportunities to speak up for carers to help improve the system for all carers and the people they care for. Among other things, Carer Representatives may be requested for media interviews, public forums or to speak to carer support groups.

Carers who are interested in becoming a Carer Representative are required to submit an Expression of Interest which will be reviewed internally and, if suitable, undertake Carer Representative Training.

Carer Representative Training covers topics such as effective communication skills, dealing with the media and facts about carers. Training is free to attend and resources are provided.

The role of Carer Representative is an unpaid role, however Carers NSW does reimburse travel expenses.

Expressions of interest

Carers

To express interest in becoming a Carer Representative, contact the Carers NSW Engagement Officer on carerrepresentatives@carersnsw.org.au or 1800 242 636.

Organisations

To request a Carer Representative to participate in an event / activity, contact the Engagement Officer on carerrepresentatives@carersnsw.org.au or 1800 242 636. We cannot guarantee the availability of a suitable Carer Representative.

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