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The NSW Carers Advisory Council held its third formal meeting for 2018 on 22 October 2018 at Parliament House, Sydney.

The Council was briefed by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) on relevant matters including the NSW Law Reform Commission Review of the Guardianship Act.

The Project Leads for Council’s three major projects updated Council on progress since the last meeting and led Council in further planning for the projects:

  1. Conversations with regional and remote carers
  2. Understanding the social and emotional wellbeing of carers – Dr Trish Hill presented preliminary findings on the literature review for this project
  3. Are some carers being left behind?

The Council was joined by the Hon. Ray Williams, Minister for Disability Services who encouraged Council in their program of work for 2018.

The Council welcomed Greg Davies and Sue Warth from the Insight Partnership to talk about evaluation of the NSW Carers Awards.

The Council also welcomed Gabi Carrigan, Executive Director, and Jordan Leef and Celia Murphy from the NDIS Reform team at Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) to update them on matters relating to the NDIS. Council welcomed the opportunity to continue to work collaboratively with DPC.

The Council received reports from Council members on budget and planning.

The next meeting will take place Wednesday 5 December 2018.

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019