Have Your Say on NSW Carers Strategy
Carers across NSW are being invited by Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, John Ajaka, to contribute to the development of a new five-year NSW Carers Strategy by completing a simple online survey.
“The NSW Carers Strategy will underpin the way the government provides support for carers until 2019,” Minister Ajaka said.
There are an estimated 850,000 carers in New South Wales, coming from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and age groups. Carers are defined as family members, friends, housemates and neighbours who provide ongoing unpaid support to people who need help with everyday aspects of life.
Mr Ajaka introduced the consultation as a great opportunity for carers to inform how the NSW Government can improve support, recognition and health services for carers, as well as alleviate financial stress and social concerns.
“Many of us will find ourselves either caring for someone or being cared for at some stage in our lives, making the new strategy one of great social importance", Mr Ajaka said.
Feedback will be included in the consultation report to be presented to the Ministerial Carers Summit next month, which will then become part of the NSW Carers Strategy.
To view the survey or to provide feedback visit Have Your Say and provide feedback by 7 March 2014.