Carer Support

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If you have any suggestions please feel free to contact us on NSLHD-Carers@health.nsw.gov.au or https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/programmes-services/for-carers/integrated-plan-for-carer-support-services

Caring by the bedside?

Our LHD recognises, respects and values Carers, if you are spending a lot of time at the bedside speak with nursing staff to arrange a recliner, meal and blanket. Contact the Carer support team on 9462-9488 if you have any questions.

 

Are you a carer in need of support?

Got some questions? Need help navigating the maze? 

Caring is rewarding but it can also be daunting.

The ever-changing maze of health information available can be complex and difficult to understand.

That’s where we come in.

We provide information, advice and support to help in your caring role.

We know every carer’s journey is different.

Every carer requires different information and sometimes you just need people around you who truly understand caring.  

Our team provides the right information, advice and support so you feel confident about finding the right services for you.

The Carer Events, Education & Support page has a range of carer support services, programs and events to give you all the social, emotional and practical support you need including Carer Education, Carer Outings and Activities, Carers Week, Carer Leisure Programs and Carer Support Groups.

You can check out the What's New page for the latest news and events.

Our Fact Sheets provide you with practical, useful information in a short, easy to read format.  

Respite information can be found on the relevant Caring For page. For example if you are looking for Aged Care respite, you will find the information you need on the Over 65's page.

You can also call or email us for information and advice on the details below.

Carer Support Contacts:

We have a Carers Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital which is the central contact for the LHD.

Phone: 02 9462 9488

Email: NSLHD-Carers@health.nsw.gov.au

Website: www.nscarersupport.com.au​ 

We are available Monday to Friday 9am to 4:00pm

Our service and commitment to carers is guided by The NSW Carers Action Plan  and NSW Carer Recognition Act. ​

The Carer Recognition Act defines a carer as a partner, parent, relative or friend who provides personal care, support and assistance to another individual in need of support due to disability, medical condition, including terminal or chronic illness, mental illness or is frail and aged.

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 NDIS

In July 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was rolled out in Northern Sydney.

Visit our NDIS page to see how people with a disability are funded for their care. 

For further information please see the NDIS website.