National Carers Week

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging carers in Australia, ran from Sunday 15 – Saturday 21 October 2017.

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There are over 2.7 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week* to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week*. The theme for National Carers Week 2017, Carers Count, aimed to highlight these figures.

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Carers Day Out

Carers in Sydney were invited to Redfern Community Centre on Tuesday 17 October 2017 to be pampered, try their hand at a creative pursuit, receive a health check and access information.

Carers Day Out was made possible with support from City of Sydney, icare, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Rapid Relief Team and TAFE NSW.

View pictures of Carers Day Out 2017.


Grants to Celebrate National Carers Week

In 2017, over 530 Grants to Celebrate National Carers Week were awarded to carer support groups and organisations in NSW to plan events for carers.

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NSW Carers Awards 2017

Winners of the NSW Carers Awards, run by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, were announced during National Carers Week 2017.

To find out more about the NSW Carers Awards, visit the Care for a Carer website or contact the NSW Department of Family and Community Services on or 02 8753 9339.





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Carers NSW acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land, Elders past and present and all Aboriginal people.