MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today encouraged local carer support groups and other organisations from across the region to apply for a grant of up to $250 to run events and activities for carers during National Carers Week.
Mr Marshall said that there are over 850,000 unpaid carers in NSW, including over 100,000 carers who are under the age of 25.
“National Carers Week runs from 16 October to 22 October, and is a great opportunity to acknowledge local carers across the Northern Tablelands,” he said.
“By planning activities during Carers Week we can show our support for carers and provide them with an opportunity to take a much-deserved break.
“Carers provide regular support to people, often family members, who need it because they have disability, chronic illness, mental illness, dementia or are frail aged.
“Local events during Carers Week will allow us to reach out to carers and show them that as a community, we appreciate their immense contribution.
The State Government funds local Carers Week events through Carers New South Wales.
These events give carers an opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves, while connecting with other carers.
Grant applications are open until 5pm on Monday, 4 July.
More information can be found on the website at www.carersnsw.org.au/news-events/events/national-carers-week-2016