National Carers Week, which runs from 15 – 21 October 2017, is a time to celebrate and recognise all Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, or who is frail.
There are over 2.7 million carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week.
Carers Count, the theme for National Carers Week 2017, highlights these figures and by letting people know how many carers there are in our community and how much support they provide, we hope to raise awareness of carers right across the state.
For more information, please visit the Carers NSW website.
Join Carers NSW at Carers Day Out for a free day of wellness and relaxation, pampering and art, a BBQ lunch and live entertainment.