Carers' NSW recognises a lifetime of caring

Wendy Hart is one of 10 NSW carers whose work has been recognised with a Carers’ NSW Award. In a ceremony held at Olympic Park, with 150 guests present, Minister for Disability Services, Ray Williams, presented the 10 awardees with certificates formally recognising and thanking them for their work.

According to Ms Hart, who has spent 20 years caring for her husband, Ted, and her late son, Jason, “You just have to put your best foot forward and get it done.”

Ms Hart is also an advocate for more government assistance for carers. She has been frustrated that Braidwood is consistently labelled ‘rural and remote’, meaning that only limited assistance is available.

“We deserve the best and we need to meet certain standards,” she said.

"Living in Braidwood means you have the support of the community". Wendy Hart being presented with her award by Disability Services Minister Ray Williams

"Living in Braidwood means you have the support of the community". Wendy Hart being presented with her award by Disability Services Minister Ray Williams