It feels like we have really hit the ground running this year. Last year meant a great deal of change and we learned so much about COVID and carers’ experiences during COVID. We found new ways of doing things and (I hope) you joined us on the journey.
While much of this change helped with reaching and connecting more carers across NSW via online opportunities, many of you told us you missed in-person time with other carers. Many more training opportunities are now available in covid-safe environments, allowing you to catch up with each other, while you increase your knowledge and skills.
We have a new initiative for Aboriginal potential carers, Yarn Sessions. You may have seen an email about them, allowing potential carers to have a yarn and ask questions online and in-person, in the Wellington and Hunter regions. It is about keeping Aboriginal children and young people connected to Country.
I’m sure many of you were looking forward to a break over the holiday season but in between trying to keep up with family commitments and keeping the kids entertained that ‘break’ ends up busier than ever. If you’ve been putting off questions or issues don’t forget to call us. Connect with us and connect with each other. Support, training, coaching, our online library and resources – all waiting for you. Ring us to see how we can support you better.
Lastly, I want to thank you again for your amazing and honest contributions and insights about caring in the NSW Carer Survey 2020. We hope to share the findings with you in the very near future.