NATIONAL CARERS WEEK FEATURE

A Helping Hand
For more than 25 years KinCare’s family owned and operated organisation has been providing in-home support to older people, people with health needs and their carers. Committed to improving quality of life, health and wellbeing, KinCare will ensure you, your friend or family member will always be taken care of.
KinCare’s focus is to make it easy as possible for you to choose the most suitable provider for your needs, and you won’t be charged any joining, upgrade or exit fees. KinCare’s Home Care Packages offer excellent services delivered by a caring and expert local team. Whether it’s a helping hand in the garden, assistance with home maintenance, preparing meals, housekeeping, or support with travelling and social activities – KinCare can provide the right solutions to support your health and happiness.
In-home support is available every day and night, including weekends and public holidays. Services can often be arranged within 24 hours and are completely flexible – they can support you in an emergency or a one-off basis – you decide. For more information on how KinCare can support you, contact your local KinCare Team today on 1300 733 510.
KinCare
Phone1300 733 510 
mail@kincare.com.au
kincare.com.au 

Carers Count!
National Carers Week 2017 will be celebrated throughout Australia from 15 – 21 October. This annual event is about recognising the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our nation. Anyone at any time can become a carer and National Carers Week is an opportunity to raise community awareness among all Australians about the diversity of carers and their roles.
Carers WA CEO, Paul Coates states: “Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, or who are frail-aged. During this week alone, carers will spend 36 million hours caring for a family member or friend. The replacement value of the unpaid care that carers provide is estimated at more than $1 billion per week. Please let carers know they count by saying thank you and showing your support for a carer-friendly Australia.”
You can pledge your thanks by visiting the Carers Week website http://www.carersweek.com.au
Many great events will be held throughout the country to celebrate Carers Week. For events occurring in WA, please visit http://www.carerswa.asn.au/news-and-events/carers-week/. There are events occurring across the state – from Broome to Esperance.
Phone 1300 CARERS
(1300 227 377)
info@carerswa.asn.au
http://www.carerswa.asn.au

Caring for Carers
Carers Week is a national awareness week held during October each year in Australia to promote and raise awareness of the valuable role that carers play in our community and to generate discussion about carer issues. Carers Week also provides an opportunity for the 2.7 million Australian carers to come together, support one another and share ideas and information. However because carers are somewhat hidden in our community, this figure is regarded as an underestimate.
This year, Carers Week will be held from Sunday 15 October to Saturday 21 October 2017 with the primary objective of reaching out and supporting these carers. The Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA) provides a range of services and programs for carers such as Building a Future – for carers of people with a mental health issue; retreats, social connections and support groups, plus Carer Peer Support Workers in Fiona Stanley, Osborne Park and Joondalup hospitals.  For more information about Carers Week events or MIFWA’s Carer Services, contact Samantha.Scott@mifwa.org.au or call 9237 8900.
Mental Illness Fellowship of WA (MIFWA)
Phone 9237 8900
info@mifwa.org.au
http://www.mifwa.org.au

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