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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.

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.

"WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CARER" Art Competition

"WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CARER" Art Competition

They say a picture paints a thousand words.

Carers NT invites their network of carers from across the Territory that helps to draw, paint or photograph something which helps tell the story of what it means to be a carer. Selected artworks may be used by Carers NT in print, social media and online.

If your artwork is selected you will receive a $50 gift voucher.

The Art competition is open to all Carers NT clients, including young carers, registered carers, NDIS participants, CHSP clients.

Entries close 30 August, selected entries will be announced in National Carers Week on Monday, 14 October.

Download the Entry Form.

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