Current Activities

The Carers’ Program is involved in activities across the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD).  The current activities are:-

Implementation of the NSW Carers (Recognition) Act 2010:

The Carers Program plays a key role in the implementation of the NSW Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 and the NSW Carers Charter.

Service Development Consultancy Program:

The Carers Program offers a consultancy service to managers and senior clinicians regarding the introduction of strategies to improve a service unit’s response to carers. Recent activity includes the Emergency Respite Pathways Project, Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Carers Initiative and the Top5 Project.

Staff Education Program:

Through a range of activities the Carers Program seeks to improve the awareness of staff on the issues that are essential to working with carers as a part of the care team. The Carers Program provides in-services to Nursing Units and presentations at staff education days and Assistant in Nursing training days. These activities are often conducted in partnership with external organisations and carers representatives. The Carers Program also utilises electronic and print media opportunities to raise the profile of carers across the LHD.

NSW Carers Strategy Implementation:

The Carers Program will take a lead role with the LHD’s implementation of the key components of NSW Carers Strategy.