National Carers Week, 16-22 October, is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of Australia’s 2.65 million carers and their caring roles.
Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged – anyone at any time can become a carer.
Find out more about National Carers Week by clicking here. If you’re a carer who needs support, head to Carer Gateway to find information and advice on the supports available to carers across Australia. It has a great range of online resources to help promote carer wellbeing.
And if you’re a carer who needs a break from your caring role, Helping Hand can help with arranging planned breaks so you can rest and recharge. Go to our respite page for more information.
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