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NSW Carers Advisory Council Seeks New Members

Last published on 31 Jan 2019 in Media releases

Carers wanting to help advance the interest of other carers in NSW are being encouraged to apply for three vacant positions on the NSW Carers Advisory Council.

NSW Carers Advisory Council Seeks New Members

NSW Carers Advisory Council Seeks New Members

Carers wanting to help advance the interest of other carers in NSW are being encouraged to apply for three vacant positions on the NSW Carers Advisory Council.

Aboriginal, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) or young carers, or people with expertise about these three groups are invited to apply for a position.

The Chair of the Council, Prue Warrilow, said the Council provides advice to the NSW Government on a range of matters affecting NSW carers.

"These Council vacancies present an opportunity for someone with personal experience as a carer to represent the needs of other carers," Ms Warrilow said.

"Carers play such an important role in our community and it is essential that they can have their say and provide advice on important matters."

"I would urge anyone who may have the skills or experience to make a difference for Aboriginal, CALD or young carers to consider applying to join the Council."

There are approximately 904,400 carers in NSW who provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or frail age.

The NSW Carers Advisory Council meets approximately four times a year in Sydney and members may also contribute time to working groups and attend other events and consultations.

For more information about the NSW Carers Advisory Council and how to apply, please visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/inclusion/advisory-councils/carers or contact the Council's Secretariat on (02) 8753 9339 or NSWCarersAdvisoryCouncilSecretariat@facs.nsw.gov.au

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 18 February 2019.

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