CARE ABOUT CARERS: (From left) Carers Queensland volunteer Gwen McLeod, carer Adelia East, Carers Qld family carers support officer Katrina Smith, young carer Elizabeth Dennis, Heritage Bank branch manager Jennyfer Bourzali, carer Vicki Egmanis, Carers Qld project manager Janet Jarvis and Carers Qld South West manager Tiso Fiaola at the Carer Friendly Business Awards at Slade School yesterday.
CARE ABOUT CARERS: (From left) Carers Queensland volunteer Gwen McLeod, carer Adelia East, Carers Qld family carers support officer Katrina Smith, young carer Elizabeth Dennis, Heritage Bank branch manager Jennyfer Bourzali, carer Vicki Egmanis, Carers Qld project manager Janet Jarvis and Carers Qld South West manager Tiso Fiaola at the Carer Friendly Business Awards at Slade School yesterday. Georja Ryan

Showing carers we care about them, too

BUSINESSES across the Southern Downs have had their names up in lights for the fantastic work they do for carers in the community.

At the Carer Friendly Business Awards yesterday, Warwick and Stanthorpe took out three of the four categories branching across the Darling Downs.

Wot Knot's in Warwick won Great Service Provider, Leigh Drysdale from Blue Care Warwick won Great Employee and Crisp's Coaches in Stanthorpe won Great Service.

Carers Queensland south-west manager Tiso Fiaola said the region's accomplishments were highly commendable to the people of the Southern Downs.

"If unpaid carers weren't doing what they do, it would have a huge economic impact on our state," Mr Fiaola said.

"These awards are our way to acknowledge the work of carers and help identify unseen carers so we can support them."

Mr Fiaola said young carers were becoming more prominent in our state and needed everyone's support.

The awards come as we step into Carers Week, October 14-20.

Help out

To donate to Carers Qld through their I Care campaign, see carersqld.asn.au or phone 1300 242 636.



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