This week is National Carers Week and we would like to take a moment to reflect on the work of our unsung heroes, CARERS! National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.
Carers come from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds and age groups.
For many, caring is a 24 hour-a-day job with emotional, physical and financial impacts that can also affect their participation in employment, education and community activities.
Carers exist in all communities, including Aboriginal communities, those of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTI communities and throughout metropolitan, regional, rural and remote NSW.
Many people in caring roles do not identify as carers and as such are often not linked to services and supports that can assist them. These individuals are often referred to as ‘hidden carers’.
To find out more about some of the celebrations for National Carers Week, click here