Health Professionals & Researchers
What we do
The Carers Program:
- leads the development of the SESLHD Carers Strategy and implements NSW Health Recognition and Support for Carers Key directions 2018-2020
- facilitates understanding of carer needs and ways to address these needs, including through targeted research
- builds capacity of the local health district through training and education to health professionals; and development of resources
- supports carer-inclusive strategies, including working carers
- promotes participation of carers in the design and delivery of services
- improves systems to assist carers to access information, support and services
- works with key stakeholders and partner organisations to support carers
To support service planning, Primary Integrated and Community Care has commissioned the report ‘Vulnerable and Priority Populations: Population Profile April 2018’ based on the 2016 Census data. Demographic data can be accessed on the Population Profile for Carers and the Population Profile for People with a Disability living within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.
There is a range of National, State and District Plans which inform our work including:
- NSW Health Recognition And Support For Carers Key Directions 2018 – 2020
- NSW Carers Strategy 2014-2019
- NSW Health Carers (Recognition) Act Implementation Plan 2013 – 2016
- SESLHD Carers Strategy 2018-2021 (in development)
Did you know?
In the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), 10% of people over 15 years are carers, and 60% of these carers are women.