Carers Week 2017!! October 15-21

National Carers Week 2017 is October 15-21

This is a very special week for recognising and celebrating the approximately 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia.

By supporting family members or friends who live with disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or frailty due to age, carers across Australia provide $60.3 billion per year worth of unpaid care.  That's a staggering figure - over $1 billion per week!

Carers help some of the most vulnerable people in our society to have a good quality of life and to participate in our community.


At some time or other in our lives, most of us will BE a carer or NEED a carer.

The Carer Support Service (CSS), Sutherland is holding a number of activities to recognise carers and raise awareness in the community about carers:

For more information, please contact us on 9542 6292 or email      --------------Please visit our Facebook Page - link is on this website!


Oct 5  -  Lunch for Eastern Suburbs Resilient Carer group at Centennial Park

Oct 10  - Breakfast BBQ at Gunnamatta Pavillion       BBQ Breakfast Flyer

Oct 12 -  Stall at "Breaking down Depression and Building Resilience" event at Engadine Bowling Club       Breaking Down Depression Event 

Oct 17 -  Information stand at Menai Marketplace Shopping Centre, 9am - 1pm

Oct 18 -  Talk to carers at Transitional Aged Care program afternoon tea

Oct 20 - "Dancing through the Ages" evening event for carers at Sutherland          Dancing Event Flyer

Oct 21 -  Stall at Dapto Markets

Oct 26 -  Morning tea at Dapto:  Introduction to Resilient Carer Program

Oct 5-21  -  Carers Week banner displayed at Sutherland Council site on corner of Kingsway and Princes Highway, Kirrawee

Oct 9-30  - Carers Week displays at Miranda and Engadine libraries



Date Added : 12-10-2017

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