National Carers Week – FWLHD encourages people to say thank you to a carer

Carers count – say a big ‘Thank You’ to carers

National Carers Week 16-22 October 2016

There are over 2.8 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

Australia counts on carers and National Carers Week (16 -22 October) is a time to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution carers make to our nation.

Let carers know they count by saying ‘Thank You’ on the www.carersweek.com.au website.

Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

If you are caring for a family member or friend and accessing Far West Local Health District services, there are carer supports available to help you.

For more information about support for carers contact: Alyce Craker on 08 8080 1508 or Tanya Clifton on 08 8080 1525.

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