Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith has today encouraged the people of Penrith to submit a nomination for the 2016 NSW Carers Awards.
“More than one in 10 people in NSW are unpaid carers and it is important for us as a community to show our appreciation for the role they play in enhancing the health and wellbeing of others,” Stuart Ayres said.
“If you know someone who cares for others, I would encourage you to nominate them today.”
The NSW Carers Awards acknowledge and celebrate the significant contribution unpaid carers make in supporting those people who need care because of disability, mental illness, chronic health condition, dementia or because they are frail and aged.
This year there will be 10 Awards in total, two for each category outlined below. One of the ten recipients will become the 2016 NSW Carer of the Year.
- Young carer
- Senior Carer
Carer Support Group
- Carer Employer
Nominations can now be made online at www.facs.nsw.gov.au/carersawards and close midnight on 10 July 2016.
A total of 10 individual carers and organisations will be recognised throughout NSW. They will be invited by the Hon. John Ajaka, MLC, Minister for Ageing and Disability Services, to a State ceremony during Carers Week where the 2016 NSW Carer of the Year will be announced. Carers Week runs from 16 – 22 October 2016.
“The dedication of carers is commendable and I thank all carers for the important work they continue to do on a daily basis within our community,” added Stuart Ayres.