Welcome to the latest edition of the Work 'n' Care newsletter. Each month we try and bring you stories that embody all aspects of a carers life. Our aim is to empower you in your caring role and to make your life a little easier. Contact us with your experiences and ideas as the process of sharing can make a carers life just that little bit easier. Read the latest edition below or use the links on the right to navigate our story archives.

 

Carers Count – celebrating National Carers Week 2017

We count on the 2.7 million Australians caring for those in our community.

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Assisted dying debate and people with disability

How would you respond to a request to assist a loved one with disability to die?

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STAND BY ME

Don't Ditch Disability Advocacy


Stand by me

 

Hi all, 

Just asking for some support - we are running an online petition to ask the state government to continue funding advocacy and information services for people with a disability across NSW.

DAISI Services Limited, who provide the Working Carers Gateway, is one of those services. The NSW government decision to stop funding  our information service will mean that after June 30 2018 we will not be able to provide community information, connection and referral support for people with a disability in our community.

At a time when our most vulnerable members of the community are experiencing one of the greatest changes to their support in decades we need to be able to stand by them supporting them through this change.

Please sign the petition and ask your MP to fix the problem

Joanne McLean
CEO
DAISI Services Limited 

Link to petition: http://bit.ly/StandByMeNSW


 

Antonia has been a working carer for 32 years

Antonia learned her son had a brain tumour 32 years ago, she is still caring for her son while working full-time as a nurse.

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Read more: Antonia has been a working carer for 32 years

HILDA Report 2017

The 2017 HILDA Report reveals troubling signs for young working carers, especially parents.

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Read more: HILDA Report 2017