National Carers Week takes place next month – October 15 – 21, 2017 – and is all about recognising and celebrating the amazing positive difference that Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our families, communities and the national economy.
These carers provide 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. The replacement value of that unpaid care is $1.1 billion per week, according to Carers NSW Australia.
National Carers Week acknowledges and celebrates the invaluable contribution made by local carers and seeks to ensure that carers take time out, relax, connect, pick up new information and most of all – have fun!
Events for Carers in Sydney
Free Movie for Carers
‘The Mountain Between Us’ starring Kate Winslet
10am on Friday October 13
United Cinema, Vuko Place, Warriewood.
Share a movie with other carers, plus enjoy an ice cream or popcorn.
Big Day Out
Tuesday October 17
Anyone caring for a family member or friend is invited to join Carers NSW at Carers Day Out.
It features pampering booths, great entertainment, delicious food, information and much more!
9:15am pick up from the Cromer Community Centre (all day parking)
9:30am pick up from the main south-bound bus stop on Pittwater Road in Dee Why.
Return home by 2.30 – 3pm.
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