15 October 2018
Welcome to National Carers Week!
This year, we're asking carers to Tell Us Why You Care and the general public to Tell Us Why You Care About Carers.
Make a difference this National Carers Week by clicking on the link below and expressing why you care. Your support will inspire others to acknowledge and celebrate the significant contribution Australia's 2.7 million unpaid carers make to the community, estimated to be worth $60.3 billion per year. Despite being the lifeblood of our nation, carers often experience social isolation and find it harder to maintain employment, enter the workforce, or participate in education. Encourage your family and friends to also show their appreciation for all that carers do! Together we can help build a more carer-friendly Australia.
Please click here.
There are many other ways to get involved over the course of National Carers Week. To celebrate, Carers Victoria is hosting a number of events including our very popular Mingles, with the first being held today at Melbourne Zoo. In addition to these events, we have very proudly awarded 147 grants to Carer Support Groups across Victoria. These Grants will help over 3000 carers participate in celebrations or activities during the week.
Other organisations are also showing their appreciation for carers by hosting events too. Please see a list of events to find one near you.