Are you a carer?

National Carers Week, 15-21 October 2017, is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution that unpaid carers make to our nation. You can pledge your support online at Carers Australia.

Carers are a vital part of Australia’s health system, and are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative and community care systems. The estimated replacement value of unpaid care provided in 2015 was $60.3 billion. Carers are our unsung heroes and contribute much to our collective communities. Carers need everyone’s support, so in National Carers Week show you care by saying thank you to carers in person and online as well as offering to help out to ensure that Australia is a carer-friendly society. Anyone can become a carer at any point throughout their life, National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate Australians about the important role of carers.

 

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