Carers Week 2021

This year Carers Week is on from 10-16 October, and we're celebrating Carers Week with a wonderful program of online events.
This year's theme is 'Millions of reasons to care'.

All the events are designed to give carers some much needed respite and a little entertainment.
Download the program HERE.

For more information on the activities available contact Council's Aged and Disability Services Development Officer on 4780 5000.

About National Carers Week

National Carers Week is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness among our Blue Mountains community about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.

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, chronic condition, terminal illness or who is frail.

In the Blue Mountains alone there are 8,718 carers (13% of population) providing unpaid assistance to a person with disability, long term illness or old age (2016 Census). 

For many, caring is a 24 hour-a-day job with emotional, physical and financial impacts that can also affect their participation in employment, education and community activities. Anyone can become a carer at any time.