Background to the NSW Carers Strategy

NSW Ministerial Carers Strategy Summit - 31 March 2014

NSW Ministerial Carers Strategy Summit

NSW Ministerial Carers Strategy Summit

The NSW Ministerial Carers Strategy Summit was held in the Sydney CBD on Monday 31 March 2014. The Summit was opened by the Minister for Ageing and Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. John Ajaka MLC. This was the final stage in the collaborative process which brought together approximately 115 carers and representatives from the community, government, private and academic sectors. The Summit provided a forum for discussion and further refinement of the ideas from the community and online consultation. A report of the Summit will be available shortly.

Read the NSW Carers Strategy Summit: Background Paper

Have Your Say online consultation - 10 February to 7 March 2014

The Have Your Say online consultation was open for six weeks during February and March 2014 and attracted more than 5,000 views. People had the opportunity to tell us which proposed solution they thought was most important in each focus area. These findings were taken into consideration by NSW Ministerial Carers Strategy Summit participants. Read the Have Your Say Online Consultation Report - March 2014

Background to the NSW Carers Strategy

Five priority areas were identified through extensive consultation with carers and other stakeholders:

  1. Employment and Education
  2. Carer health and wellbeing
  3. Information and community awareness
  4. Carer engagement
  5. Improving the evidence base.

The specific needs of carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal carers, carers living in rural and remote areas, young carers and older carers have been considered during the Strategy's development.

We have worked collaboratively with other organisations, including through a Project Management Group comprising internal and external stakeholders. Read more about our Carers Strategy Project Management Group. We will continue to work collaboratively as we implement the Strategy.

The background paper was the starting point for discussion. Read Developing the NSW Carers Strategy background paper.

For more information on the NSW Carers Strategy phone 8753 9342 or email carerstrategy@facs.nsw.gov.au.