National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities and their caring roles are valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week. National Carers Week 2016 provides you with a chance to learn about carers and caring in Australia.
Check out the Australian Government’s Carer Gateway – a national online and phone service providing practical information to support carers. This interactive tool helps carers connect to local support services.
Carers offered free After Hour Plus membership to National Home Doctor Service
During October, carers, care-recipients, their families and friends who receive support from and are engaged with Carers Australia can receive a complementary After Hours Plus Membership by applying via this link and entering CARERS16 in the Promo Code section.
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National Carers Week 2016 is an initiative of Carers Australia and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services