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Meaningful new year resolutions – how to set realistic goals as a carer

It is an exhausting process we put ourselves through each new year to have to set new and lifechanging goals #NewYearNewMe, and although setting resolutions can be healthy, some can cause more harm than good when the goals are out of reach. It also doesn’t help that around this time of the year, we areRead more

5 easy ways you can become a carer-friendly employer today

There are many ways to become a carer-friendly employer and better support carers in yourworkplace. These strategies do not have to be costly or require a major change in how an organisation operates. A small, simple adjustment can make a significant difference in improving employee wellbeing.   5 easy strategies you can implement to becomeRead more

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Why employers should support carers within the workplace

With over 2.65 million Australians supporting a family member or friend who is living with a disability, mental health challenge, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or drug dependency, or who are frail aged, out of every 9 people you have within your workplace, at least one is a carer. Due to stigma and aRead more

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Planning for the unexpected as a carer

If you are a carer, it is essential that you plan for emergencies to help you and your loved one cope. Have you asked yourself, “what would the person I care for do if I suddenly had to go somewhere else for a while?” or “who would know what to do if I suddenly hadRead more

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Had to leave your job due to caring responsibilities?

“70% of all carers took on a caring role because of a sense of family responsibility.” One of the main reasons primary carers took on their caring role – according to the 2018 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers – was due to a sense of family responsibility. Carers provide comfort and reassurance for theRead more

The Carer Gateway user journey – how does it work?

*The examples and names in this article are purely fictional for the representation of a user journey* If you are a Western Australian carer and have questions regarding the Carer Gateway process, we have created a user journey to help answer your questions about how each stage may look. Carers WA is proud to beRead more

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Conversation is important for male carers – Men’s Health Week

This week for Men’s Health Week we hear some key words of advice for blokes in caring roles and the importance of conversation from Greg Smith. Greg Smith is an unpaid family carer who began caring in his early 20’s. He runs the website “Men Care Too”, a page for male carers to keep upRead more

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Young Carer Pen Pals: Develop your social skills and create global friendships!

Are you a young carer in Western Australia with a passion for trying out new activities? Young carers all over WA have the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer contact the old fashioned way, helping optimise social skills and create international friendships through our Young Carer Pen Pal Program! Our WA young carer participants are ableRead more

An insight into Carer Gateway – Who am I speaking to?

As Carer Gateway makes an entrance into WA, you may have some questions that you would like answered before you start the carer support planning process. First off, you do not have to be a new carer to use Carer Gateway services. All Western Australian carers can use the services during their caring journey. ARead more

How the $750 stimulus payment affects carers

**Updated on Monday, 13th July 2020** Carers who have previously received the one-off $750 payment from the economic support stimulus package may be eligible to receive a second $750 one-off payment from the stimulus plan. Carers who are living in Australia and have been receiving either the Carer Allowance or Carer Payment (latest from Friday,Read more

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