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National Carers’ Week (10 - 16 October) encourages us to recognise the amazing people in our community who give their precious time to care for others.
More than 2.65 million people across Australia provide priceless care and support for family or friends, and in doing so, making so many lives so much better.
Carers’ Week started in 1992 to raise awareness of those providing this invaluable and often unsung, support service. This year, we take time to acknowledge the amazing support provided through the most challenging of times for our generation.
Last year, worldwide, carers provided 2.2 billion hours of unpaid work – more than 42 million hours caring for others each week. And the value of their work contributes is significant to the community – saving almost 78 million dollars a year (or around 1.5 billion dollars per week).
Families and friends are our biggest heroes – helping those in need of support selflessly each day.
So this National Carers’ Week, take a few minutes to honour these heroes in our community by taking a little time out to thank them.
You could simply say “Thank you!”, write a card or note of appreciation or give them a bunch of flowers.
Whatever you chose to do, they will know how much you appreciate the work they do, and how important they are to us all.
For more information on National Carers’ Week visit https://www.carersaustralia.com.au/millions-of-reasons-to-care-national-carers-week-2021/
Or for tips on how to thank a carer, visit https://www.caringvillage.com/2018/11/07/7-ways-thank-caregiver/
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