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National Carers Week 2019

Michael talks to Jim Toohey, Chair of Carers Australia Queensland, about National Carers Week which is dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating carers in Australia.

 

Running from Sunday 13th through to Saturday 19th October, National Carers Week is about recognising the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation.

 

There are over 2.7 million family and friend carers in Australia providing 36 million hours of care and support every week to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, drug and/or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

 

Anyone at any time can become a carer. National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

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