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Carers Investment Program - funded projects

Organisations and projects funded through the Carers Investment Program commencing 1 July 2018 are:

Carers NSW

Carer Peer Connect (Statewide)

A multicomponent project to build capacity for online carer peer support.

Carer2Work (Statewide)

A project that will support carers to re-enter the workforce, leveraging existing resources and networks.

YC-Drive (Statewide)

Helping young carers to obtain their provisional drivers licence – combining mentoring and driving lessons.

Catholic Care Wollongong

SIBS - Deadly (Illawarra/Shoalhaven)

Increasing the reach of a successful siblings program in the Aboriginal community.

Central Coast Local Health District

Paving the way for informed and effective partnership with carers for Hospital in the Home (Central Coast)

This project will develop and pilot a carer-inclusive model of care for the Hospital in the Home program.

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Green Gym (Western Sydney and Far North Coast)

Peer support though community gardening programs.

Dementia Australia

Virtual Reality Experience for Carers of People Living Dementia (Statewide)

Training for carers of people with dementia using virtual reality technology.

Mid Coast Communities Incorporated

NDIS rollout impact on regional carers (Mid-North Coast)

A local research project to assess the impact of the NDIS on carers.

Multicultural Care

Multicultural Weavers Project (Sydney Region)

Pilot of the Weavers carer peer support model with CALD carers.

NPS MedicineWise

Medicinewise Carers Project (Statewide)

Targeting information on the widely used MedicineWise app specifically for carers.

TAFE NSW - Community Services and Health

Upskilling Carers (Statewide)

This project will develop a customisable assessment tool for carers to identify their current skills and career goals, and link them with a point of contact in TAFE.

University of South Australia – Institute for Choice

Carers in the balance….exploring NSW carers’ career-to-care goals (Statewide)

A research project to increase carers’ opportunities to participate in paid work through better understanding of the choices and trade-offs they make.

University of Technology Sydney - Institute for Public Policy and Governance

Centre for Carers Research (Statewide)

Establishment of a Centre for Carers Research at UTS.

Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Caring - is what we do (Murrumbidgee - Deniliquin)

Innovative place-based supports for Aboriginal carers that will produce evidence and tools that can be adapted in other communities.

Further information and contacts details for these projects will be available on this website soon. FACS contact: carerstrategy@facs.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019