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This week is national Carers Week!

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In NSW 1 in 10 people are carers. Many of us will either become a carer or need care ourselves. You may know someone who is a carer. Carers are our family members, friends, work colleagues and neighbours. They are ordinary people who are providing ongoing, unpaid help to someone because of disability, mental illness, chronic illness, dementia or frail age.

We would appreciate some help with supporting carers of your clients during Carers Week in the following ways:

  • Posters (A4 or A3) are available for your workplace.
  • Learn about the NSW Carers Strategy 2014-19 at http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/individuals/caring_for_someone
  • Promote the new carer community awareness campaign that the Hon. John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services launched at Parliament House on Monday 13 October.

The Care for a Carer campaign features eight people who receive help from their carers with anything from showering and getting dressed to social and emotional support. The campaign addresses the need for carers to have help for themselves. Often these carers are family members with no one else to help them.

Visit http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/individuals/caring_for_someone and share your own ideas using #careforacarer.
There are many ways to care for a carer. What will you do?
For more information, please contact Family and Community Services, Office for Carers on 9248 0870 or http://www.adhc.nsw.gov.au/individuals/caring_for_someone.


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