Carers NSW is the peak body for carers of the aged, and those with chronic illnesses, disabilities and mental illness in NSW. They regularly seek input from carers to inform liaison with government, and others with an interest in caring. This request from their current online news pages might be of interest to families of people with Down syndrome:
Carers receiving the Carer Payment will have received a one-off lump sum payment of $1,400 for singles and $2,100 for couples.
Carers receiving the Carer Allowance will also have received $1,000 for each eligible person being cared for.
How will this payment(s) assist you? How do you feel about it?
Carers NSW is seeking comment to inform their own policy and Government policy on carer views of the payments. While responses may be referred to, the writer will not be referred to or identified. If you’d like to share your thoughts, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org