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Employment Issues

Former carers are partners, relatives, friends or neighbours who have completed their caring role because of the death of the person they were supporting or because the carer no longer has any involvement in caring.

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Employment Issues

Unread postby Matt (CPC Admin) » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:40 am

Because some former carers may have had to give up work to care, their careers have probably been adversely affected. During the time that they have been out of the workforce, changes in technology and industry may also mean that their skills are out of date. Some former carers will also face other barriers, such as age, in their attempt to re-enter employment. Therefore former carers may require assistance in the form of re-training, job search or with the costs associated with returning to work. They should also not be expected to return to the workforce immediately after the care recipient’s death. Those on a Carer Payment can receive this for 14 weeks after the person’s death.
Matthew Elder
Education and Training Officer
Carers NSW

P 02 9280 4744 Level 10, 213 Miller Street
F 02 9280 4755 North Sydney NSW 2060
Carer Line 1800 242 636 PO Box 785 North Sydney NSW 2059
[email protected]

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