National Carers Week 2018

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It’s National Carers Week – a time to celebrate and recognise the 2.7 million unpaid Australian carers. Carers not only contribute to our community but they make a huge impact on our national economy. In fact, according to the National Carers Week website, “Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week.”

National Carers Week provides a chance to show your appreciation and learn about carers and caring in Australia. You can get involved in the various events happening this week, or read stories from a variety of carers.

Here at Cancer Advisor we have also collected a range of resources on being a carer of a child with cancer including:

However, we are always looking for more content and resources on being a carer. Share your own story or recommend a resource.

  • National Carers Week is an initiative of Carers Australia, with primary activities funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS).
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