NSW Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 Review

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What's this about?

The NSW Carers (Recognition) Act 2010 was introduced to:

  • recognise the role and contribution of carers to our community and to the people they care for
  • increase awareness of the valuable contribution that carers make to our community.

A carer is anyone who provides ongoing unpaid support to family or friends who need help because of disability, chronic illness or mental illness or who are frail aged. About one in ten (857,200) people in NSW are carers.

In our lifetime, most of us are likely to either provide care to a family member or friend, or to need care ourselves.

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services is reviewing the Act on behalf of the Minister for Disability Services. The review is required by the Act.

Have your say

Submit your feedback by 15 April 2016 by completing the online survey.


Date: Feb. 29 - Apr. 30, 2016
Time: 9:00am — 5:00pm

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