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Carers are people who provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, dementia or frail age. While providing care to a loved one can be rewarding, it can also present challenges for carers.

Caring can be physically and emotionally draining, and many carers put the needs of the person they are caring for before their own. It is important that carers look after their health and wellbeing to be able to continue with their caring responsibilities.

We are committed to helping seniors, people with disability and their families and carers stay safe and well during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page provides useful information and links to help you stay updated on what you need to know and do.

The NSW Government and Carers NSW have also developed resources designed to support carers in their role, by providing clear and simple information on a range of topics, including education, employment, self-care and caring.

The ‘Caring through Crisis: COVID-19’ handbook provides general information on staying safe, taking care of your physical and mental health, and deciding when, and if, you are ready to resume usual services and supports.

There are also a range of up to date fact sheets relating to the COVID-19 pandemic that contain information specific to carers. To view these resources and for more information, click here.

NSW Government website - Stay informed on the latest NSW health advice and COVID-19 related support. The website also contains information about social distancing, self-isolation, and what savings and rebates are available.

For more information, contact the NSW Department of Communities and Justice on 02 8753 9339.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021