A walk to help care for carers

Published: 11 Oct 2021

Council and Wellways Carer Gateway are teaming up to help those who care for residents in need.

This Thursday, October 14, during National Carers Week, the two organisations are partnering to launch the Caring for Carers Walks.

These walks will give carers the chance to get out, network and socialise, while also hopefully providing a support network for those in our community who go above and beyond to care for others.

The first walk will kick off at 8am from the Botanic Gardens Café and then meet back at the café at 9am for a morning tea launch event.

Morning tea will be free for carers.

The Caring for Carers Walk will then become a regular event on the second Thursday of each month.

For more information, call Cherie from Wellways on 0435 704 900. RSVPs are not required.

Running from October 10 to 16, 2021, National Carers Week is a time to recognise and celebrate the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend.

Carers are people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

Anyone at any time can become a carer.