About National Carers Week
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 or afternoon tea, an event or 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.