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Carers Need A Break Too – Let’s Give Them One Day Off

Carers Need A Greak Too – Let’s Give Them One Day Off

Caring for Carers Australia (CCA), a small not-for-profit organisation based in Brisbane, has big dreams for all Carers. They recently launched a national campaign to honour all unpaid Carers across Australia by giving them a break. It’s called it OneDayOff.org. The goal is to provide regular breaks for all Carers through the funds raised during each annual campaign.

They want our entire nation to be part of the wave of hope we are creating for all Carers.

They believe it’s downright un-Australian to not have a day off. Unpaid Carers work tirelessly to care for a loved one who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or drug dependency or is frail and aged. They don’t get paid let alone sick leave or annual leave. Not even a day off.

Carer’s health and wellbeing is the lowest combined average of any large group measured by the Australian Unity Health and Wellbeing Index. They need the support of our communities and our nation so they feel  honoured and acknowledged for the incredible contribution they make to our society.

Alison Layton, founder of OneDayOff. has funded the entire campaign as she believes passionately in acknowledging the love, dedication and compassion, Carers show their loved one each and every day. They care for others without asking for anything in return for themselves, this is the epitome of true love. Our nation relies enormously on unpaid Carers and we should show our appreciation for who they are and what they do.

The team have worked tirelessly to ensure the campaign runs smoothly and Carers feel supported through our efforts.

Carers are able to choose from the following for their One Day Off:

  • 8 hours of respite
  • 8 hours of cleaning
  • 8 hours of lawn/garden maintenance

If you are a Carer they would be honoured to help you have One Day off, click on the get started button and register as a Carer, there are no strings attached, it’s a way of saying thank you.

If you or your organisation would like to be part of the wave of hope for Carers by raising funds, click on the Donate button to support all Carers.

If you require further information, please contact  [email protected]

Written by Robyn Foyster

With over 30 years experience as a journalist and TV producer, Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites TheCarousel.com, GameChangers.com.au and WomenLoveTech.com.

Robyn was voted one of the 30 most powerful women in media at the 2015 B&T Women In Media Awards.

Previously, Robyn was the Publisher and Editor of Australia's three biggest flagship magazine brands - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea.

Robyn won Editor of the Year at the 2007 Magazine of the Year Award and under her helm The Australian Women's Weekly won the inaugural 2008 Australian Magazine Award for Australia's best mass market magazine and New Idea won the MPA's coveted Magazine of the Year award.

She can be contacted on [email protected]

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