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Home and community care staff are being urged to nominate an unpaid carer for a gong in the second annual National Carer Awards hosted by Carers Australia and Life Without Barriers.

Home and community care staff are being urged to nominate an unpaid carer for a gong in the second annual National Carer Awards hosted by Carers Australia and Life Without Barriers.

Clare Masolin WA state winner, National Carer Awards 2014.
Clare Masolin WA state winner, National Carer Awards 2014.

Carers Australia CEO Ara Cresswell said the country’s 2.7 million unpaid carers were an integral part of Australia’s health system and were the foundation of the country’s aged, disability, palliative and community care systems.

“Being aware of the diversity of unpaid carers and caring situations in Australia, and providing relevant, ongoing supports, is vital to our economy and collective wellbeing,” she said.

Nominations can be made in four categories: the young carer award, foster and kinship carer award, family carer award and caring in the country award.

Claire Robbs, the chief executive of social services provider Life Without Barriers, said unpaid carers often go unnoticed in the community despite the immense workload they take on, and the significant commitment they show to the family members and loved ones they care for.

Nominations close 6 September and state and territory finalists will be announced in November.

To nominate a carer who has made a significant contribution in their caring role go to: wwww.carerawards.com.au

To subscribe to CCR please visit http://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/subscribe-to-ccr/

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