National Carers Week will run from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 October 2023. This year’s theme, ‘Millions of Reasons to Care’, aims to broaden the awareness of the 2.65 million Australians caring for their family members and friends.

Carers represent a diverse range of cultures, ages, experiences and responsibilities, but all of them balance of caring responsibilities with other responsibilities like work, study and their physical and mental health. There are some great ways you can take part in National Carers Week by spreading the word and raising awareness.

Our carer stories

To celebrate National Carers Week, we’re sharing stories from the Afford community that raise awareness about the diversity of carers and their caring roles. You can follow the stories at

Spread the word

Download promotional resources and start spreading the word about National Carers Week! Whether you’re a family caregiver, a professional in the field, or someone interested in supporting caregivers, this page is your one-stop destination for a wealth of information and resources at

Raise awareness

Invite workmates, friends and family to an event to raise awareness of the diversity of carers and caring roles in Australia. Or you could organise your own morning or afternoon tea, a fundraiser or a workshop. Check out the National Carers Week Calendar to find an event near you or register one of your own at

Carer network

Afford is launching a carer network! Are you a carer or know someone who is? Tap this link to provide to provide feedback about what would make carer experiences better:

About Afford

Afford is one of Australia’s largest and most established disability service providers. We have more than 70 years of experience working with clients, their families, and carers to achieve their goals and dreams in life and work. Find out more about our services at

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