Established in 2001, FESTofALL is a communication initiative started by two individuals Mark Dorsey and Pam Jones. Both our company founders are passionate about carer appreciation, acknowledgment and support. They were young carers themselves. As a result, they know on a personal level the challenges carers have to face daily.
Today there are over 2 million carers in Sydney. They take care of family members or friends with terminal illnesses, mental health issues, physical injury, developmental issues, chronic diseases, or some other form of disability. About 10-12% of them are young carers, i.e., they are under the age of 25 years. You’ll be surprised to know some carers are 75 years of age and above as well.
Many carers are financially compromised, and their physical & mental health suffers due to the demands of being a carer. Therefore, they need all the support and love they can get. With our initiative, you can help them by contributing to our cause and generating care awareness across Sydney. Whether you are a health care professional or a student, you can be a support system for carers. If you look closely, you will find one or two among your family and friends. You can start by assisting them to do small tasks and gradually start helping them more.
Often children and young adults providing care to a family member with disabilities don’t know they are carers and need support. They grow up thinking it is their duty and they must alter their lives to accommodate the need of the person requiring assistance. At Fest of All, we work round the clock to help such carers and make them realise they are not alone. Our team consisting of current and former carers provides the best support to help you manage your responsibilities without sacrificing your life. In our view, the best carer is someone who is healthy, happy and appreciated for his/her contributions.