Sunshine Coast – Carers Week Wrap Up
Over 200 people (approx. 75% being carers) participated in Carers Week events and activities organised by Carers Queensland on the Sunshine Coast this year. Two of the three major events were held in partnership with Suncare Community Services with the screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby being a popular choice of a time out movie for carers from Gympie and Maroochydore.
Many favourable comments were received about the opportunity to have a good laugh, to connect with other carers, to share stories over lunch beforehand and for the acknowledgement that Carers Count!
The ever growing Annual Regional Carer Friendly Business Awards held at the Mooloolaba Surf Club was also described as being conducted in a friendly, humorous and professional manner with wonderful acknowledgement of the efforts and people who contribute and provide added support to carers lives. All in all, a great wrap for Carers Week 2016 from the Sunny Coast.
We would like to acknowledge the Queensland Government for their generous support and sponsorship of Carers Week in 2016.