National Carers Week 14th – 18th October 2018

A carer is someone who provides care to a family member or friend who needs support, supervision and assistance with everyday living tasks. Carers are often not aware of the valued role they are providing in supporting that person to live in their community as independently as possible. Anyone can become a carer at any time.

National Carers Week is a time to recognise carers and raise community awareness about the contribution they provide to our community. It also provides the opportunity for carers to meet other carers through local event held throughout Victoria.

To find out where the nearest carer events are being held click on link below:
http://www.carersvictoria.org.au/events/nationalcarersweek

The 2018 Carers Week theme is giving carers the opportunity to tell their story by asking the question “Why do you care?”  Carers Australia is inviting carers to tell their story by clicking on the link below: 
http://www.carersweek.com.au/tell-us-why-you-care/

Banyule Community Health recognises the significant and beneficial role that carers provide to our community. However, we are also are aware that there are times when caring for someone can be challenging and carers may need additional support and assistance to help them continue their caring role. Banyule Community Health has a Carer Support worker who will work with carers to provide emotional support, information, advocacy and links to the appropriate services required to not only support their caring role but to also help them focus on their individual health and wellbeing.

If you wish to find out more about the carer support service ask to speak to Service Access on 9450 2000.