Carer Gateway

The Australian Government has launched a range of new supports and services through Carer Gateway. Carers can access a mix of free digital and in-person supports including counselling, online coaching, peer support, and respite care.

Am I a carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or who are frail aged.

Our Services

Our services include the provision of specialist information and advice, resources, carer support through counselling, education / training, social support and carer advocacy and representation.

  • Carer Gateway Services
  • Carer Wellness at Home
  • Young People
  • Social Support
  • Carers Week

Carer Gateway Services

New practical supports now available for carers Are you one of Australia’s 2.65 million carers?

Getting help early can make a big difference to your life by helping to reduce emotional and physical strain and improving your overall health and wellbeing.

Providing in-home support

We recognise that carers can often struggle to find time to access support for themselves. We provide an in-home program that will bring our service and support to you.

Carers WA provide holistic support and guidance to carers, with the opportunity to access Carer Wellbeing events and training.

Young People

Our Young Carer program supports and nurtures the vital young carers of Western Australia.

A “young carer” is a person under the age of 25 who helps to look after a family member with a disability, mental illness, chronic illness, or drug or alcohol problem.

Social Support

Taking a regular break and having a supportive social network helps carers to keep providing the best care they can.

Carers WA provide Linking Together Social Support groups for its members to take a short break from their caring role and to meet others in their local community. Groups run monthly throughout the metropolitan area and some regional areas. They are coordinated by trained and experienced volunteers.

Carers Week

Each year, Carers Week runs during the third week of October (11th– 17th October 2020) and provides the Australian community a chance to recognise the contribution and courage of carers.

This October, we encourage Western Australians to do one of two things!

Share that they support a family member or friend in an unpaid caring role or share that they care about the contribution unpaid family carers make to the community.

About Carers WA

Carers WA is the peak body that represents the needs and interests of carers in Western Australia. We work to achieve an improved quality of life for family carers in our state.

Carers WA is a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 230,000 family carers living in Western Australia.

Carers WA is a one stop shop for all your caring needs. They provide great info, support and events for carers in WA. Would be lost without them!

Amy Scott, Google Reviews