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Nominations now open for the Carers Friendly Business Awards

July 1, 2019 1 minute, 56 seconds read Media Release
Nominations now open for the Carers Friendly Business Awards

Carers NT are on the look out for businesses or individuals who have provided outstanding service to someone in their caring role or for employers who demonstrate an understanding of the needs of a carer.

The Northern Territory Carer Friendly Business Awards include three categories:

  • Carer Friendly Employerfor a business that employs a carer and demonstrates understanding and flexibility for an employee.
  • Carer Friendly Servicefor a business or registered service provider that has made a difference and positive impact to someone in their caring role.
  • Carer Friendly Employeefor employees of a company or service provider that go above and beyond standard business practice in helping carers.

2018 Carer Friendly Service Award recipient, Vickie Miller of Nightcliff Plumbing and Gas, said that “Winning the NT Carer Friendly Business Award means we have been able to make a positive difference in the lives of carers and their families who more often than not, find themselves in financial, emotional and physical difficulty.”

“We were extremely surprised to receive the nomination and very honoured to have received this award.”

Carers NT CEO Steve Vitone said that all too often carers go unrecognised.

“Through these Awards we aim to encourage businesses in the Northern Territory to do more for carers – to be more understanding, more accommodating, and more flexible. With an estimated 30,000 carers in the Territory, being a carer-friendly workplace or service provider makes good business sense,” Mr Vitone said.

Nominations for the Carer Friendly Business Awards are open now until Friday, 13 September 2019.

To nominate a business or individual for a Carer-Friendly Business Award simply fill in the nomination form available from the Carers NT website and explain how the business or person has gone above and beyond for a carer.

Award recipients will be announced at an Award Ceremony during National Carers Week 13 – 19 October.

“Nobody plans to become a carer, however, the birth of a child with a disability; an injury due to an accident or trauma; the onset of a chronic or mental illness; or the development of frailty means that anyone could become a carer at any time. We encourage all businesses to share a thought for the valuable role carers play in our community and to consider going the extra length to help make their day.”

For more information go to Carers Friendly Business Awards

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