Over one in 10 people in NSW are carers – their tireless dedication makes an invaluable difference to the people for whom they care, and the community. Show them your appreciation by nominating them for a NSW Carers Award from Friday 1 June 2012.
The 2012 NSW Carers Awards acknowledge carers for making a positive contribution to the lives of the people for whom they care, and to the community.
“Carers are very special people who care for others out of the love they have for them. Carers look after other people but often neglect themselves. They should be recognised and rewarded,” said Antonia Kapsalis, the 2011 NSW Carer of the Year.
For most of her life, Antonia has been caring for her daughter, 45, and her son, 42, both of whom have chronic mental illnesses, and her husband, who has a number of medical conditions.
Antonia and carers just like her make an enormous and often unrecognised contribution to our community.
Carers can be anyone including parents, partners, brothers, sisters, friends, sons or daughters.
The NSW Carers Awards recognise and celebrate their dedication in supporting people who need care because of a disability, mental illness, chronic health condition, dementia or because they are frail and aged.
In addition to the awards for Individual Carers and Carer Support Groups a new series of Leadership Awards is being offered in 2012. These awards are for employers, government agencies, education providers and services which have shown a commitment to supporting working carers or young carers.
Nominations can be made in the following categories:
For further information, please contact the NSW Carers Awards Project Manager on 02 8270 2086 or email@example.com.
Nominations are open from Friday 1 June to Friday 13 July 2012.