Member for Murray Austin Evans has commended all carers in the region for their remarkable contributions to the local community as part of National Carers Week from 14 to 20 October.

“National Carers Week is all about saying thanks. Let’s take a moment to thank carers we know for their vital and selfless contributions,” Mr Evans said.

“Day in day out, informal carers provide vital care for their loved ones and are an invaluable part of our society.

“National Carers Week is also an opportunity to reflect on how we can better support a carer we know.”

Minister for Disability Services Ray Williams this was a significant time to important to reach out to carers and reflect on their important role in our society.

“I encourage everyone to show their appreciation for a carer they know this National Carers Week,” Mr Williams said.

“It would not only be impossible to replace the loving care and support carers give their loved ones, it would also cost the NSW economy about $19 billion annually.

“There are almost one million carers in NSW and I commend every carer in NSW for their tireless and selfless efforts.”

1 in 10 people in NSW provide unpaid care to family or friends with disability, mental health issues, a chronic health condition, terminal illness, dementia or who are frail aged.

National Carers Week takes place from Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 October 2018.
For more information, visit: www.careforacarer.nsw.gov.au/for-carers/events