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National Carers Week

National Carers Week, dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia, will be held from Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 October 2022.

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

There are over 2.65 million unpaid carers in Australia providing care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, long term health condition or who is frail due to age.

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

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National Carers Week Grants 2022

Carers NSW is pleased to announce the return of National Carers Week Grants in 2022, thanks to the ongoing funding from the NSW Government’s Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

National Carers Week will be held from 16 – 22 October 2022, with grants of up to $300 available for carer support groups and organisations from across New South Wales to celebrate and recognise the contribution family and friend carers in the local community.