Carers Week is almost here
National Carers Week 2021 runs from 10 – 16 October and is a time to recognise and celebrate Australia’s unpaid carers and all they do.
1-in-8 Australians provide unpaid care and support to family members or friends with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged. We all know unpaid carers make an enormous contribution to our community as well as our economy . National Carers Week gives everyone a chance to show their appreciation.
In this email, find out how Carer Gateway is celebrating, and what free activities you can get involved in. Why not join us for Carers Victoria’s Celebrating Truly Incredible Carers National Carers Week Event? Read more about this exciting event we’ll be presenting at below.
State Manager, Carer Gateway
Join us on Monday 11 October to celebrate the launch of National Carers Week 2021. You’ll hear a special message for carers from Minister for Carers the Hon. Luke Donnellan MP, find out more about the Carer Gateway and meet Carers Victoria’s new CEO Judith Abbott.Wrap up the afternoon on a lighter note as we chat with comedian Georgie Carroll, known for her roles on The Project, Have Your Been Paying Attention and Talkin’ Bout Your Gen.
All attendees go in the draw to win some great prizes to keep you entertained during this extended period of time at home, including an iPad and Disney Plus subscriptions.
Alfred Health Carer Services
Tai Chi, art workshops, meditation, chat groups, zumba and more!
Check out the Alfred Health Carer Services Online Events Program for more information here.