The annual NSW Carers Awards acknowledge and celebrate the significant contribution unpaid or ‘informal’ carers make to the person (or people) they care for and the community.
Nominations for the 2017 NSW Carers Awards opened on Monday 3 July and will close at 5pm on Thursday 31 August 2017.
Nominate an amazing carer you know at www.careforacarer.com.au/carersawards. Carer support groups, employers and education providers that have made a commitment to carers can also be nominated.
More than one in 10 people in NSW are carers, so chances are you already know at least one carer.
Carers can be anyone including parents, partners, children, siblings, friends, neighbours and colleagues. They provide support to people, often family members, who need it because they have disability, mental illness, chronic illness, dementia or are frail aged.
The awards are the highlight of the NSW Government’s activities during National Carers Week, which runs from 15 – 21 October 2017.
For more information on the awards, Carers Week activities or how you can support carers, visit www.careforacarer.nsw.gov.au