Past events

Find out more about past events held by Carers NSW.

Hidden Carers in Social Housing

Carers NSW received funding from Housing NSW, an agency of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), to run the Hidden Carers in Social Housing project. An initiative aimed at raising awareness of carers in the community and to help employees of FACS and social housing agencies identify hidden carers living in social housing.

The project comprised three parts;

  • Development of an eLearning module for employees of FACS and social housing agencies
  • Development of resources for distribution by FACS employees
  • Delivery of 12 events across NSW in 2015/16
Event Date
Community event (West Albury) 10 February 2016
Do you look after a family member or friend? (Hamilton South) 18 August 2015
Do you look after a family member or friend? (Wollongong) 2 December 2015
Holroyd - We Care (Wentworthville) 17 October 2015
Kalan Community Lunch (Claymore) 10 November 2015
Knowing Me-Knowing You (Coffs Harbour) 23 July 2015
Mt Druitt Street Beat Project – Tregear! (Tregear) 30 September 2015
NAIDOC Inner City Family and Sports Day (Redfern) 10 July 2015
NSW Fair Trading Family Fun Day (Dubbo) 16 September 2015
Ryde Community Info Expo (Ryde) 24 March 2016
South Coogee Community Day (South Coogee) 15 March 2016
Tenant Forum hosted by Interreach (Wagga Wagga) 4 May 2016


Supporting drought affected communities

In 2014, Carers NSW was selected as a provider under the Drought Assistance Package to deliver and facilitate events to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities within ten Local Government Areas (LGAs) across NSW. 

Events were held from July 2014 to June 2016 in the LGAs of Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes, Severn, Guyra, Gwydir, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha and their surrounding villages.

To effectively support quality outcomes for communities across the ten LGAs, Carers NSW partnered with six Drought Assistance providers; The Ascent Group, Anglicare Northern Inland (ANI), Richmond PRA, Challenge, The Schizophrenia Fellowship and Centacare New England North West (NENW). 

As part of the Drought Assistance Package, Carers NSW delivered and supported a total of 82 events, which were attended by over 32,000 people. Events varied from rural agricultural shows, workshops, training activities, community gatherings, festivals, men’s health nights and Carpe Diem, a touring production starring Gold Logie-winner John Wood. In addition to John Wood, Carers NSW engaged well-known figures Andrew Ettingshausen – ET, as well as Jac and Shaz from the television program My Kitchen Rules, to act as ambassadors for the Drought Assistance Program.

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Carpe Diem

As part of the Drought Assistance Package, Carers NSW was funded to promote a series of events including Carpe Diem, a play about mental health starring Gold Logie-winning actor John Wood. The production toured 27 communities in drought affected NSW and was attended by over 2,050 people. Each performance was followed by a community BBQ and Q&A with John Wood and fellow actor Chris Pidd, also the General Manager of Lifeline in Albury.

The combination of the performance, the Q&A and the community BBQ resulted in an extremely special and unique event and provided an opportunity to meet the actors and catch up with friends. John Wood proved remarkable at putting people at ease and breaking down barriers which resulted in open and honest discussion about mental health, particularly amongst men.

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Archived events

To find out more about events dating back more than 12 months, visit the Archive section of the website.



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