2015 NSW CARER AWARDS NOW OPEN
Written on the 18 May 2015 by Kevin ConollyKevin Conolly MP, Member for Riverstone is encouraging Riverstone locals to nominate a carer for the 2015 NSW Carers Awards.
Mr Conolly said "These awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that unpaid carers make to our community."
"Carers can be anyone including parents, partners, brothers, sisters, friends, sons or daughters and provide vital unpaid support to members of our community, helping to improve their lives and saving Australian taxpayers and estimated $40 billion annually." said Mr Conolly
One in 10 people in NSW dedicate their time to caring for someone who needs care because of disability, mental illness, a chronic health condition, dementia or ageing.
The NSW Carers Awards are an opportunity to highlight the diversity of carers and the care they provide, as well as the challenges they face. Nominations can be made in both the individual and organisation categories.
This year, up to 55 awards are available for individuals and organisations to be honoured during Carers Week, which runs from Sunday 11 Saturday 17 October 2015.
Nominations for the NSW Carers Awards 2015 close on Monday 29 June at 5.00pm and can be made online at www.facs.nsw.gov.au/carersawards
The 2015 NSW Carer of the Year will be announced at a ceremony at Parliament House on Monday 12 October 2015.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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