National Carers Week – Why We Care is a time to celebrate and recognise our 2.7 million Australian carers
Carers make an enormous contribution to those they care for and to our local communities. Carers also make a significant contribution to our economy. In 2015, the replacement value of unpaid care was over $1 billion per week.
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The Carers Queensland launch takes place on the Friday before National Carers Week. This is followed by a week of regional events. Last year we hosted close to 50 events throughout Queensland.
Close to 2,000 carers, service providers and associated government and businesses attended.
This year National Carers Week runs from 14 – 20 October 2018.
All regional activities and events will be available on our website in September, to give you time to plan how you will celebrate National Carers Week.
National Carers Week is all about
- recognising and celebrating all carers in Australia
- raising awareness across target groups of the valuable role of carers and increasing their knowledge of the issues affecting carers
- encouraging self-identification among hidden carers and recognition of hidden carers by friends and relatives
- educating carers about the services and resources available to them and encouraging them to seek help.
Carers Queensland gratefully appreciates the funding support from the Queensland Government to assist with regional activities during Carers Week 2018.