Carers Program
Carers Program
About Us

About Us

SLHD Carers' Program
Carers' Programs were started in NSW Health in 2003. The aim was to improve the response of health services to Carers and the access of Carers to services for both themselves, and the people they care for. Carers are partners in care. The job of the SLHD Carers Program is to ensure issues that are important to Carers are identified by health service staff. This will foster a Carer friendly approach and an environment where Carers' knowledge and skills are respected.


The SLHD Carers Program team:

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Ms Kim Brauer

Manager of the SLHD Carers Program
Kim has over 20 years' experience as a social worker.  She has had significant experience in health, both as a counsellor and professional educator.  Kim jointed the SLHD Carers Program in 2016

Julie Manger

Julie is an experienced Social Worker having worked for many years in acute hospital and community based settings, with a focus on rapid response aged care, acute trauma and in HIV services. Driven by a strong commitment to promoting equity and access in the health system, along with a passion for working collaboratively with consumers and colleagues. Julie enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found bush walking in and around Sydney, spending time with family and friends and going to the theatre and travelling.

Madeleine Gearside

Maddie is a social worker who has worked in both Australia and the United Kingdom across areas including child protection, out of home care, hospital and acute care, and adult safeguarding. Before joining the Carer Program at SLHD, Maddie was part of the Policy and Research Team with Carers NSW. Maddie is passionate about empowering people to affect positive change within the systems they are part of and has gained important insights from working in both front line and policy roles. With particular interest in autonomy, equity and relationships, Maddie is committed to collaborating with staff, patients, and their families and carers across a broad range of projects.

Filomena Cavallaro

Filomena has had extensive experience working in administrative roles in office environments.  Filomena has contributed to the development and maintenance of office procedures and systems.  She also has experience in events management and marketing.  Filomena’s most recent work has been as a marketing/ administration assistant for a non for profit health care provider. 
Filomena brings experience, skills and compassion to her role in the Carers Program.


Contact
Phone: (02) 9767 5876
Fax: (02) 9767 5877
Email: SLHD-CarersProgram@health.nsw.gov.au     


Street address:
Building 40
Concord Hospital
Hospital Road
Concord


Postal address:
SLHD Carers' Program
Building 40
Concord Hospital
Concord NSW 2139

Accredited Carer Employer