CSS aims to improve the quality of life of unpaid carers by supporting them in their role in caring for a relative or friend who is frail or has a disability.
A carer is a relative or a friend who cares for someone who, because of chronic illness, disability or frailty, would be unable to remain living independently in the community without such care. The purpose of the Carer Support Service is to improve the quality of life of carers by supporting them in their caring role.
Many carers live with the person they care for, others live elsewhere. The time they spend providing care may vary from a few hours each week to all day every day.
At CSS we are funded to provide assistance and support to carers who reside in South East Sydney by:
Carer Support Service has unfortunately had to suspend face to face support groups due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are looking forward to resuming our group meetings as soon as it is safe and practicable to do so. We know carers value connecting with each other.
As from April 6, the Commonwealth Government's Carer Gateway is now operational, with The Benevolent Society being provider for Carer Gateway in our region - Central, Eastern and Northern Sydney areas. We encourage all carers to contact the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 for
The Ruby Ball fundraiser on June 21 was a fabulous success! Congratulations to our wonderful Ambassador Cheryl Koenig OAM who was the driving force behind this event, and whose 5th book In My Blood was launched on the night by Senator Kristina Keneally. Cheryl worked tirelessly