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Financial support for young carers

Options for financial support young carers have. Who are young carers? “Young carers are people aged 25 and under who help look after a family member who needs extra support at home. The person they care for may live with a disability, mental illness, a drug or alcohol problem, long term illness or who areRead 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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How to be prepared for changes in your caring role

Ever wondered “what if something happened to me and changed my whole caring situation?”. If you face changes in your caring role you may be left to reassess your situation in an instant. Ensure you and the person you care for maximise your quality of life, create a plan to overcome any issues that couldRead 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

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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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