The 14-20 October is National Carers Week. With more than 2.7 million unpaid carers throughout Australia, the chances are you know a carer, need a carer or are a carer.
Macarthur carer Julie said what spurred her to become a foster carer was her inherent desire to want to help others. With four biological children, one with an intellectual disability, Julie felt that she just had more to give.
June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which aims to focus global attention on a silent epidemic; the physical, emotional and financial abuse of elders.
When Illawarra carer Lauraine moved to Australia in 2006, she instantly felt that this was a great place to bring kids up.
CatholicCare Community Visitor Shirley Reiken is retiring after spending 25 years brightening the lives of elderly aged care residents.