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.
Carers Week 2019 will be held from Sunday 13 to Saturday 19 October.
With an estimated 30,000 carers in the Northern Territory, nearly everyone knows someone who’s a carer or relies on one, and it’s inevitable that each of us will be a carer at some stage of our life.
In 2019 Carers NT is planning a suite of events including:
- The Carer Friendly Business Awards
- Simultaneous Family Fun Days on Sunday 13 October at the Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs water park and aquatic centres.
- The Carers NT Art competition
- Community sausage sizzles, information stalls and lunches across the NT
Support groups and organisations are encouraged 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.