Resources to help you support carers
If you’re a health professional, educator, service provider or employer, you can make a big difference in the lives of carers.
On this page:
- Resources for health professionals and services
- Resources for educators
- Resources for service providers
- Resources for employers
- Resources - research
- DCJ Carer Strategy Update Newsletter
Resources for health professionals and services
- TOP 5 Initiative - Engaging carers - a simple process that encourages health professionals to engage with carers to gain valuable non-clinical information to help personalise care.
- Partnering with carers – a resource to help health professionals to identify and support carers.
Resources for educators
- Young Carers NSW – helpful information about identifying, supporting and referring a young carer.
- Online course: Identifying and supporting young carers - explains who young carers are, the kinds of things they do and the impact being a young carer can have on a child or young person.
- Being a carer, being a student, and being a kid - information for principals, teachers and student wellbeing support staff about supporting students who are young carers.
Resources for service providers
- Carers NSW service provider education - free one hour training sessions for government and non-government organisations and service providers working directly or indirectly with carers. The sessions will help organisations identify carers and provide their workers with a better understanding of the unique nature of carers' needs and issues.
- Hidden carers in social housing eLearning module - builds your knowledge and skills to help you identify and support hidden carers in social housing.
Resources for employers
- Carers + Employers program supports workplaces across NSW to become more carer-friendly and inclusive, and is powered by a network of employers to champion improved outcomes for carers.
Resources – research
DCJ Carer Strategy Update Newsletter
DCJ sends out a bi-monthly Carer Strategy Update newsletter to organisations that support carers. Links to the previous newsletters are below. If you would like to join the list to receive the newsletter please send an email to CarerSTR@facs.nsw.gov.au.