Moree Care treats its carers to well-deserved lunch for National Carer's Week 2020

Moree Care's Lorraine Abrahamsen (second from left) with local carers Pat Waters, Sylvia Lee and Sheila Campbell, who were treated to lunch at the Post Office Hotel on Friday.
Moree Care's Lorraine Abrahamsen (second from left) with local carers Pat Waters, Sylvia Lee and Sheila Campbell, who were treated to lunch at the Post Office Hotel on Friday.

Some of Moree's dedicated carers were treated to a special lunch on Friday as a thank-you from Moree Care for all they do, as part of National Carer's Week 2020.

"This is our opportunity to say thank you," Moree Care's Meals on Wheels team member Lorraine Abrahamsen said.

"It's important to celebrate them this week because of the unpaid work they do. A lot of these carers make so much difference to the quality of life of the people they care for."

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Celebrated from October 11 to 17 2020, National Carers Week is a time to recognise the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend with disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged.

Moree Care has about 15 carers who provide full-time care to loved ones.

Sheila Campbell has been the full-time carer for her daughter Jillian, aged 59, ever since she was born.

But she wouldn't have it any other way.

"My husband never wanted her anywhere but with us," she said.

"We do it because we love them."

Mrs Campbell said there are now many services in Moree, including Moree Care and Gwydir Industries, which help make life easier, while the friendship and support from other carers, such as her friend Sylvia Lee, also makes a difference.

"It helps having support," she said.

"If you've got a problem you can talk to each other and find out what to do."