More than 430,000 New Zealanders care for ill, frail, injured or disabled family members and friends.

Carers are New Zealand’s biggest health workforce, and their unpaid work has an annual value of more than $10 billion. We will all give or need family care during our lives.

Despite their important role in family life and society, carers can feel invisible … taken for granted.

Add your voice to ours to call for genuine support and good decision-making for carers!

Send an email to the Prime Minister, John Key, or submit a photo to our visual petition with your own message about caring!

Please read the Prime Minister's positive message for carers in the News section.  We look forward to meeting with him to discuss the welfare and needs of family, whanau, and aiga carers.

Dear John Key...

I have brought up a daughter with Prader Willi for 18yrs, had to put her into care as I couldn't handle her anymore...

Please invest in our carers - they need support as well as the people they care for.

My brother-in-law has been caring for his very elderly father for four years and both are trying to exist on one...

News

Supplied CLOSE-KNIT FAMILY: Accident victim Luke Palmer with sister Abbie and brother Kerry.Health      Millions...
A caregivers umbrella group says a policy to pay carers of disabled family members is unworkable and its implementation...
A 13-year legal battle by parents seeking the right to be paid caregivers for their disabled adult children has ended...