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National Carers Week

Held annually in the third week in October, National Carers Week recognises and celebrates carers within our community, increases public awareness of the valuable role of carers and the issues affecting them.

Throughout the Week, Carers NT host events which provide a platform to highlight the significant, but often unheard, roles of carers, an opportunity to recognise achievements of carers in the Northern Territory and promote services available to Carers.

In 2019, we saw more than 2500 people participate in over 25 events hosted by Carers NT and other service providers across Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Ramingining.

These events provided an opportunity to highlight the significant, but often unheard, roles of carers in the Northern Territory and promote the services available to carers.

Highlights included:

  • Family Fun Days on Sunday 13 October at the Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs water park and aquatic centres.
  • The Carer Friendly Business Awards
  • Community sausage sizzles, information stalls and lunches across the NT
  • Auspice Grants through the kind support of the Northern Territory Government

Support groups and organisations are encouraged each year to apply for a grant to host their own event during National Carers Week. Supported by the Northern Territory Government, grants are for up to $300. Download the Application Form for more information.

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