When someone is caring for a family member or friend living with additional care needs, there may be signs that they need support too. Carers WA’s resources can be used as a guide to having a conversation about what your family member/friend needs.
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 include the provision of specialist information and advice, resources, carer support through counselling, education / training, social support and carer advocacy and representation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People in a caring role can find it difficult to enter or maintain paid work. The Carers in Employment Program offers services to assist carers to enter or re-enter employment and to assist employers to create “carer friendly” workplaces.
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