National Carers Week 2023

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This year, in Australia, we celebrate National Carers Week 15 – 21 October 2023. It is a week to recognise and celebrate our 2.65 million carers across Australia who provide care and support to a family member or friend.

About Carers and National Carers Week

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. Carers play a vital role in providing essential support and assistance to individuals who are unable to care for themselves due to illness, disability, or age, ensuring their well-being and quality of life. Their dedication and compassion often go unrecognized but are instrumental in maintaining the dignity and independence of those they care for.

Carers Week in Australia is an annual event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of carers who provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends with disabilities, illnesses, or age-related needs. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the challenges they face and promote greater support and recognition for their vital role in society.

National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia, funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, and coordinated with the assistance and participation of the National Carer Network.

The theme for this year’s national campaign is ‘Millions of Reasons to Care‘ and Australians are encouraged to show their appreciation for carers and let them know why they care.

To learn more visit the National Carers Week website.

If you’re based in ACT, find an event near you here.

If you’re based in NSW, find an event near you here.

If you’re based in QLD, find an event near you here.

If you’re based in South Australia, find an event near you here.

If you’re based in TAS, find an event near you here.

If you’re based in VIC, find an event near you here.

If you’re based in WA, find an event near you here.

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Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. Call Carer Gateway for support and access to services, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm local time.

Assistance with accessing emergency respite is available any time, 24/7.

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