NSW Carers Awards 2017 nominations are open

Now’s your chance to nominate someone for the NSW Carers Awards 2017.

The Awards aim to recognise and raise awareness of the valuable contribution unpaid carers make to the people they care for, but also to our wider community.

It’s great way to thank and acknowledge the significant contributions that carers make to our communities.

Member for Upper Hunter, Michael Johnsen encourages anyone who knows a dedicated carer in their local area to put fourth a nomination so “their extraordinary contribution can be celebrated.”

Organisations, employers and education providers who demonstrate best practice in supporting carers can also be nominated for an Award.

The NSW Carers Awards 2017 will coincide with this year’s Carers Week, which will run from October 15-21.  

There are approximately 905,000 carers in NSW, who provide unconditional support for those in their care on a daily basis.

Up to 10 awards will be presented during the award ceremony, including the NSW Carer of the Year 2017.  To nominate a carer go to careforacarer.nsw.gov.au. Entries close on August 31.