Member for Ballarat, Catherine King MP joined members of the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Carers Support Group today for a luncheon to celebrate Carers Week and recognise the contribution of local carers in our community.
Carers Week runs from 13-19 October and is a national celebration which aims to recognise and support Australia’s 2.6 million carers who are making a difference in the lives of others.
Ms King said she was pleased to meet with local carers and to hear such positive stories about the work they do in our community.
“The dedication, compassion and support that carers provide for families, friends and to others in need is what makes our community great,” Ms King said.
“Carers show enormous dedication day in, day out to support the people around them.”
Ms King said the work of carers is critical to the success of Labor’s DisabilityCare Australia reforms, providing care and support for people with significant and permanent disability.
“A key part of DisabilityCare Australia is that it supports carers to sustain their caring role, and takes account of their needs, goals and aspirations,” she said.
“This helps family and friends continue to care, as well as having opportunities to participate fully in work, and in our communities.”
To find out more about Carers Week, visit the Carers Australia website: www.carersaustralia.com.au