All the latest updates from My Forever Family NSW
All the latest updates from My Forever Family NSW
Dear Friend,
It seems we have already reached the middle of the year! Time has gone so quickly!
If you have been planning things this year – to undertake training or join a Carer Support Group - there’s no time like the present. Don’t wait any longer, book in for that training session and catch up with your fellow carers. It's all about connection and support. Visit our website to look for opportunities, training events and resources or give us a call to touch base.
You may have recently seen us around in Western NSW. We appeared on some bus advertising and in some of the local papers. This was to promote caring for children and young people in the region, as well as promoting an Information Session on becoming a carer, we held in Orange. Thanks to you, as our greatest advocates for others to become carers, we have had a great response to all our Information and Yarn Sessions we have held this year.
Unfortunately our family fun day in Albury had to be postponed as our team are unable to travel from Sydney due to current covid restrictions. We hope to come to the Albury area in the near future and meet with you and talk about your needs. If you were hoping to talk to a member of the Carer Support Team fee free to call us on 1300 782 975 or email
Best wishes, 
Miriam Moloney
Head of Advocacy, Engagement and Operations  

Current campaigns

Part time carers  
During the month of June we are focusing on recruiting more part-time carers who are able to offer one weekend a month here and there, providing you and the children in your care an additional network of support. If you know anyone who has always been interested in becoming a carer, this is a great starting point to find out what's involved. Feel free to email us for more information.

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Sector updates

Updated financial support guidelines for guardians 
The Department of Communities and Justice recently created the Guardianship Financial Guidelines to support guardians, and the children and young people in their care. The guidelines have been updated to include new provisions which help better support children and young people who are under a guardianship order. 
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Upcoming training

Training is on the move! We're coming to you with more in-person sessions across NSW. Please keep an eye out on the training events page for opportunities local to you.
All in-person training is held in a covid safe environment, follows health guidelines and is a great opportunity for you to connect and catch up with other carers. 


1:1 Coaching for carers  
We still have spaces available for personalised coaching online, to provide intensive therapeutic support to carers who are facing challenges or demands in their role as carers. To connect with a coach simply call 1300 782 975 (between 9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or email us.
Cost of living rebates   
Did you know the NSW Government is helping ease the cost of living with more than 70 rebates and savings available for households? To see what you may be eligible for, go to Service NSW, select ‘Find savings now’ and follow the prompts.
Guardianship webinars   
In partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice we have launched 4 pre-recorded webinars that you can access through the Carer Portal. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about the guardianship process and what’s involved.
Find out more

A few of our favourites from the online library 

Did you know you have access to a wide range of e-books and audio books to help you with your carer journey? Here are a  few recommendations from our Carer Support Team.
To access the library, simply login to the Carer Portal and scroll down to click on the Online Library link.
This is an insightful ebook on how to understand shame in children. The book will cover what it is, how to help and how to prevent further stress or trauma with the children in your care.
Life story work is a great tool to help enable children to explore past trauma in safe and secure approach. This type of work can help your children develop a healthy sense of self and strengthen their attachment with their carers.
My Forever Family NSW program is funded by the NSW Government and operated by Adopt Change.

The My Forever Family NSW newsletter is produced by the Communications team.

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Disclaimer: The information and advice provided in this document/website is general information. It may not apply to a particular case, and as such, must not be taken as legal advice.
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