This week is National Carers Week, and it’s about celebrating and acknowledging the contributions carers do selflessly for their loved ones. According to Carers Australia, 2.6 million Australians are carers, and in 2020 they cared for around 2.2 billion hours, equivalent to $80 billion.

Carers have faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and support is always welcome. However, the statistics show that carers will increase in Australia by 2030, and carers will need extra support.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Liz Callaghan – CEO of Carers Australia

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 14 October 2021