NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR NSW CARERS AWARDS

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR NSW CARERS AWARDS

27 June 2011

Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George People has urged people to nominate someone who has made an outstanding contribution as a carer for the NSW Carers Awards.

“I urge everyone to nominate someone from this exceptional group of people who give so much of themselves to their role as a carer,” said Mr George.

“There are 748,000 carers in NSW; that’s more than one in 10 people. They can be parents, partners, brothers, sisters, friends, sons or daughters.”

There are eight categories including:

The Awards, now in their second year are held in partnership with Carers NSW and the NSW Government.

“It is an excellent opportunity for carers to represent and highlight the needs and issues they face,” said Mr George.

Over 150 recipients from local government areas in NSW will be honoured during NSW Carers Week, celebrated between 16 - 23 October 2011.

Eight ambassadors representing carers from each of the categories will be invited to a state ceremony where the 2011 NSW Carer of the Year will be announced.

To nominate simply visit www.adhc.nsw.gov.au between 24 June and 22 July 2011

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