Carers Week 2012
Carers Week is the key national awareness-raising week for Australia’s carers. There are over 2.6 million carers in Australia and we want all Australians to know them. The campaign for Carers Week this year is Be Care Aware and encourages people to get to know more about unpaid carers, who they are, what they do and how they can be supported.
Unpaid carers come from all walks of life. They provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or are frail aged.
With more than 2.6 million unpaid carers in Australia, chances are you, or someone you know, may be a carer.
But we also see carers week as a chance to say Thank you to all the wonderful carers out in the local community. Here at New England carer Support service we will be holding the following activities for Carers to help them celebrate and thank them for what they do!
Sunday 14th October 2012
The Lake Keepit Family Fun Day
The day will be open to Carers, the person you are caring for, and immediate family members living under your roof. The cost of the day is $5 per person..
There will be limited places. Terms and conditions will apply.
Tuesday 16th of October 2012
Aboriginal Carers are invited to a Special Carers Week Activity. This will be a get together for morning tea, movies, lunch and a massage. Cost: $5.00 per person
Wednesday 17th October 2012
The carer support group will be holding a lunch at the Capital Theatre followed by the famous Circus OZ Show. Cost is $15 per person and there are limited tickets.
Wednesday 24th October 2012
A celebration Dinner for working carers will be held at Tamworth Community centre . Dinner, entertainment, activities, music and loads of laughs!
So if you are a Carer, or know somebody who might be a carer tell them about the activities and to contact New England Carer Support Service to RSVP or for more information on 02 67664480. Bookings are essential for all events.
If you are a carer and would like further information on community services or programs available for carers, please phone the Community Centre on (02) 6766 4480. Alternatively, you can visit the Tamworth Community Centre in Darling Street, Tamworth.