Carers Australia and the network of Carers Associations invite all Australians to be part of Carers Week. Carers Week is Australia’s celebration of carers and is held annually in the third week of October. Carers Week aims to raise awareness of carers, the caring role and relationships, and carer supports and services.
National Carers Week will take place from Sunday, 16th to Saturday, 22nd October 2022.
This week, the initial findings of the 2022 National Carer Survey were launched to mark the beginning of National Carers Week.
With more than 2.65 million unpaid family and friend carers living in Australia, and over 320,000 living in WA – National Carers Week, from 16–22 October 2022 is dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating the outstanding contribution carers make to Australian society.
Despite COVID-related service interruptions, widespread natural disasters, and an ever-changing service landscape, carers have persevered. However, half of respondents do not feel that their caring role is recognised and almost 3 in 5 carers still experience some form of financial stress, and 56% are socially isolated.
Anyone at any time can become a carer, providing support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, alcohol or drug dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail due to age. We encourage everyone to be informed about the role of carers in our community and the supports that are available. To do this, Carers WA is celebrating National Carers Week with a range of in-person and online and events including wellbeing workshops and webinars for carers.
Help celebrate National Carers Week 2022 by using some of our ready to share promotional resources. You can download ready to use posters, newsletter banners and social media tiles and more. You can also use our promotional text below.
Ready to use text for your next social media post or newsletter:
There are millions of reasons to care! This National Carers Week we celebrate the more than 2.65 million carers in our community.
Carers are an essential part of our health system. They are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative, and community care systems. This week we acknowledge their work and celebrate their contribution to our community.
You can learn more about supporting carers in your community/workplace/school/practice by visiting www.carerswa.asn.au/carers-week.
Tags and hashtags: @CarersWA #shareyoucare #NCW22 #Carers22 #MillionsOfReasonsToCare
Applications closed on Friday, 5th August 2022.
Activities funded by these grants will be hosted across the Perth metro area as well as in regional and remote areas of WA.
Carers WA welcome your involvement in National Carers Week. Organisations who wish to partner with Carers WA are welcome to contact us via email at email@example.com for sponsorship opportunities.