Friday, 4 November 2011
NSW Carers Awards: congratulations Carmel Flavell
The 2011 NSW Carers Awards were announced during the week shared by Down Syndrome Awareness and Carers in late October.
Among the award winners was Carmel Flavell, named as Ambassador, Caring Community Member
The Minister's citation reads:
A single mother with four children, Carmel has had to give extra care to her son who has Down syndrome and autism.
The experience has made Carmel an inspiring speaker. She gives regular addresses at Carer Safari and other forums and conferences. She is also a Carers NSW representative and works as a special needs caseworker providing case management for families with children with disabilities in Camden and Wollondilly.
Carmel always makes sure we know about events coming up in her area, as well as playing a very active role in supporting other families. Congratulations on your award, Carmel.