Young boy in a wheelchair smiling with his brother

Young Carers Bursary Program – Applications for 2021 now open!

Young carers all around Australia have the opportunity to apply for the 2021 Young Carers Bursary Program which offers $3,000 towards continuing your study! The Young Carer Bursary Program is an annual program that helps young carers with their caring role and education by providing financial assistance to help them. It helps young carers coverRead more

Report into housing for people with disability in Western Australia calls for change

Carers WA, in partnership with Foundation Housing, has released the “Accessing a Home report“ report on the barriers people with disability face when seeking a safe, accessible, affordable and secure home. The report concludes that people with disability in Western Australia have poorer experiences and outcomes when accessing a home than the general population andRead more

Young carers at the beach with their brother in a pram

Carers WA advocacy for carer issues within the NDIS scheme

On Tuesday, 30th June 2020, Carers WA CEO, Paul Coates, and Carers WA Systemic Policy Officer, Felicity Mitchell, attended the hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme inquiries into NDIS planning, NDIS workforce and general issues around implementation and performance of the NDIS. Their comments in this hearing were toRead more