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Understanding and Supporting Carers

Supporting carers is essential to effective community care. Increasing carers capacity to provide care may enable the people they care for to continue living and participating in the community. Supporting carers may also help to strengthen the relationship between carers and the people for whom they care, helps families, and affirms the contribution carers make to society

This session is designed to give service providers an understanding of the needs of carers who care for a family member or friend with disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or is frail.

Understanding and Supporting Carers provides:

  • A comprehensive understanding of carers in society, the impacts of caring, the diversity of carers and their caring experience, and the importance of identifying carers in ensuring their access to support services.

  • An awareness of Carer Gateway resources that support carers in their caring role

You will require access to a computer with speakers (a microphone and video camera are a bonus). Training is delivered using the ZOOM platform. Carers NSW will send you instructions about how you can join the session on the day before each session.

The duration of this session is 1 hour.

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