National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

There are over 2.7 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week* to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

This year, National Carers Week will run from Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 October 2018.

To view full Event Calendar prepared by Carer's NSW,  please click here.

Free Carer's Connection Session

  • Connect with carers
  • Learn about local carere support
  • Wellbeing presentation
  • Free food and drinks

20th October 2018
11.30am - 1.30pm
Epping Community Centre
9 Oxford St Epping
Registration essential: contact Sonal Chatrath, 0488 682 312
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Free Movie Night for Young Carers

Wednesday 17th Oct
5.30 - 8.30pm
Event Cinemas, Westfield Burwood
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 0456 711 471

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Are you a parent of a child with disability aged 6-12 years in NSW? We are currently looking for parents to participate in a study aiming to better understand how families utilise services and supports under the NDIS; how that fits in with your family life; and what makes it easier or harder to make use of the resources you have available. Regions include Western Sydney, South Western Sydney, Northern Sydney, Southern Highlands, Central Coast, Southern NSW and Nepean/ Blue Mountains. Interpreter services can be provided. For more information or to register your interest, please see the website or call Jane Adams on 0434932207.

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Fun flight 2018

FunFlight is here again. The FunFlight team works with local charities to team up with local aero clubs, pilots and volunteers to provide an inspiring day for families and children.  Jump on a plane and go for for a sky-high ride! 
Sun 28th October
Limited places available.  Bookings essential.
Book here for Dubbo
Book here for Bankstown


Members are welcome to join us for the DSA NSW AGM 2018.

When: Sunday 28th October 2018

Where: Down Syndrome NSW head office, Level 6/410 Church St North Parramatta

Time: 11am sharp. 

For more information and if you wish to nominate for the board, phone 02) 9841 4444 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Coffs Harbour Step UP! Saturday 20th October
Coffs Jetty Foreshore
Marina Dr, Coffs Harbour
Event time 9:30am – 1.30pm

Penrith Step UP! Sunday 21st October
Sydney International Regatta Centre, 
Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith 
(Parking at Parking at P5)
Event time 9.30am -1.30pm

Get Involved!  Free Registration!

Every dollar rasied by Step UP! helps DSA NSW to provide support, services and information to empower people with Down syndrome and their families.

Have fun.  We'll see you there.