Carers NSW sponsors two My Community Project initiatives

Carers NSW sponsors two My Community Project initiatives

Carers NSW is proud to be sponsoring two emerging community initiatives for carers through the My Community Project grant; KCs House, a respite and support centre in the Bathurst electorate, and Carers Café, a welcoming space for carers to re-charge, find support and access information in the Penrith electorate.

The My Community Project is a government funded initiative designed to support individuals and groups within local communities around NSW. Voting is now open for the shortlisted community initiatives!

About KCs House

Located in Kandos in the Bathurst electorate, KCs House will provide three respite beds, and offer support for local people with disability and their families and carers. KCs House offers day and overnight respite, after school care, daily living support for people with disability as well as providing a place for community, seniors and carer support meetings.  

Click here for more information on KCs House.

About Carers Café

Located in Emu Plains in the Penrith electorate, Carers Café will offer carers the opportunity to engage with other carers in their local area, provide peace of mind that there is a safe, welcoming space they can drop into whenever they need support, and will offer information and referrals to local carer support services.  

Click here for more information on Carers Cafe.

How to vote

If you are over the age of 16, live in the local electorate of the project and would like to support carers in your community, you are eligible to vote for one of the above My Community Projects.

1. Visit your nearest Service NSW Centre

1.1 Click here to find your nearest Service NSW Centre

1.2 Enter your suburb or postcode in the search bar

1.3 Visit your nearest Service NSW Centre, and request to vote for your favourite My Community Project

2. Vote online

2.1 Click here, and enter your local electorate and then click on the 'Browse projects' button

2.2 Search for your favourite My Community Project, ie. KCs House or Carers Café in the right hand corner search bar

2.3 Once you've found the My Community Project you wish to support, click on the 'Shortlist me' button in the right hand corner

2.4 You will then be prompted to login to your MyServiceNSW Account (if you're not already logged in) 

2.5 Either login to your existing account, or create a new account with MyServiceNSW

2.6 Enter your Medicare card number to verify your name and age, and your NSW residential address to verify your electorate

2.7 Shortlist an additional two to four local projects, and arrange them in order of preference. *Please note that you need to shortlist a minimum of three projects in your area to be able to vote. 

2.8 Submit your vote

For more information, contact Carers NSW on 02 9280 4744 or email commsteam@carersnsw.org.au 

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