Tell us why you care

This National Carers Week, we’re asking the question: why do you care? If you’re a carer, you can share your caring story below – the more we share, the louder our voice will be! If you’re not a carer, we still want to hear why you think unpaid carers are so important to our communities.

Carers contribute so much to our nation, with the value of their caring role estimated at $60.3 billion per year, and yet carers often experience social isolation and find it harder to maintain employment, enter the workforce, or participate in education.

Anyone at anytime can become an unpaid carer and we want to see an Australia where everyone, including carers, has a fair go; an Australia where unpaid carers are recognised and supported during and after their caring role across all spectrums of society.

Imagine the impact if we had a personal, authentic account of unpaid caring for every one of Australia’s 2.7 million carers?

Make a difference this National Carers Week by telling us why you care!


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National Carers Week 2018 is an initiative of Carers Australia and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services