About National Carers Week
This is the biggest and busiest week of the year for the team here at Carers NT!
There are some 2.8 million unpaid carers in Australia. In 2015, those carers put in 1.9 billion hours of unpaid care—a value of $60.3 billion if the government had to pay for it. That’s equivalent to 3.8% of Australia’s GDP and 60% of the health and social work industry.
We're asking everyone to get involved in National Carers Week by attending or hosting a ‘take a break’ event. This can be a morning tea, an afternoon tea, a walk or some other activity.
Help raise awareness this National Carers Week by rounding up employees, workmates, friends and family for a ‘take a break’ event and draw attention to who carers are, what they do and how they can access services and support.
Organise a morning or afternoon tea, fundraiser or workshop to raise awareness of the diversity of carers and caring roles in the Northern Territory.