On 19 July 2017, Carers SA Port Augusta held a carers forum with the theme ‘Respecting and Acknowledging Carers’.  Approximately 50 carers attended this free event and learnt about changes in aged care and disability services, how to access services for themselves and the person they care for and what services are available in the area. Service provider representatives attended and provided information and advice.  Lyn Woodforde, Carers SA President,  and David Militz, CEO, attended and interacted with carers to hear firsthand about their caring stories and the challenges they face in their everyday caring role.