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2020 National Carer Survey report released for National Carers Week

Oct 12 2020

Carers NSW has launched the 2020 National Carer Survey summary report, which also marks the start of National Carers Week. With more than 2.65 million unpaid …

Prime Minister thanks unpaid carers at the beginning of National Carers Week

Oct 11 2020

The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, has kicked off this year’s National Carers Week by thanking unpaid carers for their remarkable contribution …

National Carers Week 2020: Why We Care

Oct 09 2020

To paint an authentic picture of caring in Australia and highlight the incredible work that unpaid carers do is the focus of National Carers Week 2020. …

Extra funding offers support to unpaid carers

Oct 06 2020

The Treasurer’s announcement tonight to provide two separate $250 support payments to those on the Carer Payment and Carer Allowance goes some way to providing some …

Nominations now open: Carer Friendly Business Awards ceremony goes virtual in 2020

Sep 03 2020

Nominations are open for Carers Queensland’s Carer Friendly Business Awards 2020 and for the first time in 17 years, winners and carers who nominated them, will …

Carers Australia calls for additional carer payments

Aug 20 2020

Carers Australia has urged the Federal Government to consider providing an additional $750 stimulus payment to carers after the Government announced yesterday that pension payments would …

Carers Queensland offices are now back open to the public

Jul 20 2020

As more lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted in Queensland, we are excited to announce that our offices will be open to the general public again, …

Pandemic adds more stress to carers’ wellbeing

Jul 07 2020

A significant number of unpaid carers in Queensland are still struggling with their mental wellbeing as a result of the pandemic, a new Carers Queensland study …

Survey of family and friend carers reveals them doing it very tough during COVID-19 pandemic

May 22 2020

“A survey of family and friend carers conducted by the Caring Fairly campaign has revealed that, while the coronavirus and its consequences have impacted negatively on …

Funding to support carers of people with mental illness during the pandemic appreciated

May 19 2020

“The Government’s announcement on Friday that $3.5 million will be available to support family and friend mental health carers under the National Mental Health and Wellbeing …

2020 National Carer Survey launches

May 01 2020

The 2020 National Carer Survey has launched and 2.7 million unpaid carers across Australia are being asked to have their say. The survey, conducted by Carers …

Your Caring Way has launched!

Apr 20 2020

Check out the launch newsletter of our new program for carers.