THANK YOU CARERS ❤️
Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their caring roles.
Carers make an enormous contribution to our communities as well as our national economy. Should all carers decide to stop performing their caring role, it would cost the country $60.3 billion per year to replace those supports – that’s over $1 billion per week.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there are almost 2.7 million unpaid family carers in Australia.
About one-third of these people are primary carers, meaning they provide most of the care for the person they are looking after. Two in five of these primary carers spend 40 hours or more per week providing care. Over 40% of primary carers are balancing paid work with caring responsibilities.
Women are more likely than men to be carers, and most care for a close relative such as a partner, parent or child.
This week we acknowledge all those caring for a child with cancer or blood disorder. We know that can be parents, siblings, grandparents, and we are here if you need to connect with support or services to enable you to self care also. For more info on Carers Week head to Carers Australia WA and you can also thank a carer at http://www.carersweek.com.au/ #carersweek #carers #timetoretreat #weseeyou #nationalcarersweek #whydoyoucare #icare #kidscancersupportgroup #childhoodcancerawareness