Celebrating the achievements of young people who care
Carers Australia and Reach Out are celebrating young people and what they do in their lives each and every day to help others.
There are over 380,000 young people in Australia providing care to a family member or friend with an illness, disability, mental health issue, or alcohol or other drug problem.
Tell us your thoughts and win!
In March 2010, the Government put forward legislation that recognises young carers in Australia should be supported to reach their full potential. What does that mean? Carers Australia and Reach Out want to know, so we are asking you: If you had 5 minutes with a politician, what would you tell them about the needs of young carers? Carers Australia will present the results to Government, giving young carers the chance to speak up and be heard!
Each idea goes into the draw to win one of 6 $250 JB Hi-Fi vouchers and every entrant receives a Young Carer kit. Competition is open to all young people who are a carer, or who have been a carer. The competition is open from now until Sunday 9 May 2010.