THOMAS GEORGE URGES LOCALS TO SUPPORT CARERS WEEK

THOMAS GEORGE URGES LOCALS TO SUPPORT CARERS WEEK

19 October 2009

“…an opportunity to tell carers we care about them too…”

Lismore Nationals MP Thomas George is encouraging local residents to support those who support others during Carers Week, which runs from 18 to 24 October this year.

“We have all got relatives, friends or neighbours who are carers and this special week is an opportunity to tell them we care about them too,” Mr George said.

“Carers are defined as family members or friends who provide unpaid care for people with a disability, mental health problem, chronic condition or who are frail aged.”

“They are not seeking financial rewards, but very much appreciate recognition for the enormous contribution they make to our community.”

“Anyone, Anytime across Australia” is the theme for Carers Week 2009 reflecting the unexpected and indiscriminate nature of the caring role and focusing on the geographical diversity of carers.

More information about Carers Week is available online at www.carersweek.com.au.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577