Camden Carers

Camden Council recognises the important role that Carers play in our community. Carers come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and age groups. For many, caring is a 24 hour a day job with emotional, physical and financial impacts that can also affect their participation in employment, education and community activities.

From 2011 to 2016 Camden's population increased by 21,510 people (37.9%). One of the largest changes in target groups in this period of time was in the unpaid care group (+2018 people)

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For more information contact Camden Council's Community Planning and Development Team on 4645 5020 or via email 


Carers Week 2018, 14 - 20 October

A carer is someone who provides ongoing, unpaid support to people who need help because of disability, mental illness, chronic or terminal illness, dementia or frail age.  Relatives and friends who provide such support and assistance are carers.

In celebration of National Carers Week, Council is offering a variety of activities and events to recognise the unsung heroes in our community who provide care and support to family, friends and community.

Please click here to download the Camden Carers Week Program

For more information contact Camden Council's Community Planning and Development Team on 4645 5020 or via email 


 

Free Pool Entry to Mount Annan Leisure Centre and Camden War Memorial Pool

For Carers Week Council is offering free pool entry to carers who live in the Camden LGA.

When:  Sunday 14 October to Saturday 20 October
Where: Mount Annan Leisure Centre, 368 Welling Drive Mount Annan, open 5;30am to 9pm and Camden War Memorial Pool, Cnr Oxley and Mitchell Streets Camden, open Monday to Friday 6am to 7pm, Saturday to Sunday 8am to 7pm.


Carers Pamper Day

Join us for a free day of pampering, fun and laughter. All you need to do is set aside some time between 11am and 2pm to enjoy a variety of relaxation techniques and activities for you to unwind.  You are more than welcome to share your day and bring along a friend or family member.

Massage, essential oils, relaxation techniques and demonstrations, henna, art therapy, pamper workshops and movie ticket giveaways are just a few of what we have on offer to show our appreciation for Carers in our community.

Café Connect will also be there from 11am with great food and services providing the latest information. The Connection Cafés are a one stop shop providing older people with information about health, services and social connections. Information is available in a variety of formats including one on one conversations with service providers, large print, information pathways to technology and easy read resource materials.

Where: Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street Camden
When: Tuesday 16 October, 11am to 2pm
Cost: FREE
Call 4645 5009 for more information or download information here.


Carers Wellbeing Workshops

Ability Links and Council are offering free wellbeing workshops that provide practical knowledge and resources that can help support Carers. The workshops will focus on four areas of wellbeing and you are welcome to attend as many workshops as you like.

Workshops
Essential Oils                                   10:30am to 11:15am
Stress Management and Anxiety   11:30am to 12:15pm
Meditation and Self Talk                 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Grief and Loss                                   1:30pm to 2:15pm

Where: Narellan Library, Cnr Queen and Elyard Streets Narellan
When: Friday 19 October, 10am to 2:30pm
Cost: FREE
Call 8622 0425 for more information