Carers Week 2012: 14-20 October
There are more than 850,000 carers in NSW. That’s approximately one in 10 people.
Carers make a vital contribution to our community and Carers Week, which runs from 14–20 October 2012, is our chance to celebrate this and say thank you.
There are many events running throughout Carers Week this year, including the presentation of the NSW Carers Awards at Parliament House on Monday 15 October, Carers Day Out in Martin Place on Tuesday 16 October plus hundreds of local events celebrating carers. For more information on these events, visit www.carersnsw.asn.au.
More than 100,000 children and young people provide care to someone who needs it because of their disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or ageing. Also launched during Carers Week is a website and eLearning tool developed by the Office for Carers, NSW Department of Family and Community Services. These are aimed at service providers and front line workers to help them identify and support young carers. Visit www.youngcarers.nsw.gov.au to learn more.
For more information, please contact the Office for Carers on (02) 8270 2195.