Carers Program
Carers Program


The first employer to gain Level 2 accreditation as a carer friendly workplace
Sydney Local Health District (the District) was the first employer to gain Level 2 accreditation with the Carers + Employers Program. This is a significant achievement as Level 2 criteria requires organisations to demonstrate progressive and embedded practices to support carers in the workplace.
The accreditation is an acknowledgement of the District’s activities and events to ensure staff carers are aware of the policies and initiatives in place to support them.
These include:


Annual Carers Week
Bi-monthly CHAT Live sessions


Staff Carer Think Patient, Think Carer Bulletin


People Matter Employee Survey (intranet page)

and frameworks

NSW Health Recognition and Support for Carers: Key Directions
Leave matters for NSW Health Service fact sheets

Support services

District Staff Carer Support Service
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Read the story of a staff carer and the support her manager provides so she can balance work and carer responsibilities.

Accredited Carer Employer