A special group of people who are often taken for granted was recognised last week during National Carers Week.
Carers are the people who look after our mothers and fathers, our grandparents and sometimes, unfortunately, our children. They hold a very important place in any family who rely on their time, support and generous nature. To many they are angels and at Currajong Disability Services (CDS), that’s how we see them.
According to http://www.carersweek.com.au: “National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution Australia’s 2.7 million unpaid carers make to our nation,” and this week is an opportunity to raise awareness and recognise carers and those in caring roles.
“National Carers Week is a chance to show appreciation for these special people and acknowledge their outstanding contributions,” said CEO Jeff Evans.
“I know many others within our industry would echo my sentiments when I say how vital carers are and for that on behalf of CDS I would like to say thank you,” said Jeff.
Currajong has two extremely active and respected carer support groups namely Currajong Carers Support Group (CCSG) and Currajong Autism and Special Needs Group (CASNG). According to Jeff, not only is what they do for clients and their families essential from a care perspective but they also provide a platform for all parties including carers to share experiences in a positive and supportive environment.
“The work Kitty Dwyer and Lethe Rawson have done for Currajong Carers Support Group and likewise Angela Wilson for the Currajong Autism and Special Needs Group has been incredible,” said Jeff.
“The positive impact on other families and carers from their dedication is evident via the popularity, growth and testimonials I have received about these two groups.
“I would like to also take this opportunity to thank and commend all concerned from these organisations for their efforts.”
by Dane Millard