Working carers are people who juggle paid employment with unpaid caring. They may care for a child, relative or friend who needs help because they are ill, frail, have a disability or are ageing.
Working carers are men and women of all ages. They come from diverse backgrounds and may work full-time, part-time, seasonal, have a casual job or be self-employed. Caring responsibilities may affect their ability to cope at work, and work responsibilities may affect their ability to provide care. Recognition and support from employers, governments, service providers, and family and community members is important.
The Working Carer's Gateway project is a service initiative developed by DAISI. Our funding partner in this project is Family and Community Services NSW.
The primary aim of the Gateway project is to provide information and support to carers in NSW in particular regional, rural and remote NSW who are juggling both caring and workplace demands. If you are looking for health and money tips, carer's stories, payment information, advice and so much more... you are heading in the right direction with the Working Carers Gateway. Subscribe to our FREE e-newsletter today.
The vision that underpins this initiative is that working carers are valued, respected and supported to achieve balance in their work and home life.
If you would like more information about this project you can contact the Project Coordinator, or visit the website at http://www.workingcarers.org.au/