Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Story of Age and Kindred Spirits...

Check out the wonderful writing of Jaja Toff in an amazingly poignant story simply titled 'Grandad' - read it here

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Order Quickly for Christmas...

Buy the carer in your life something special this Christmas.

Two excellent items we have ready to go are the famous Carer Tshirts:

and the Carer Calendar (which can start any month you like!)

Just click on the above links to view and buy.

Read our submission to the National Carer Strategy!

We have produced a submission to the National Carer Strategy.

You can download the original documentation from the Australian Department of Health and Aging site.

After reading that, please download and read our Submission Paper.

We welcome your thoughts on this.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Towards a National Carer Strategy

We are currently preparing our submission for the National Carer Strategy.

Once this is complete, we will be passing it on for consideration. In 2003 there were approximately 2.6 million carers in Australia but only 104 thousand received a Centrelink pension. That means that almost 2.5 million were left to struggle on their own.

We intend to make our voice heard to change this appalling situation.

Stay tuned because we will be making our submission available online for all to read.