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Supports during Christmas period

During the Christmas period, Carers WA and Carer Gateway services will continue to operate Monday to Friday, 8am – 5pm. Please note, we will have reduced services during the public holidays (Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December and Monday 2nd January). For additional support during the Christmas period, please contact one of the helpline specialistsRead more

Community Hole-In-The-Wall Supports Young Carers

In WA, there are more than 40,000 young people providing unpaid care for a family member or friend. They generously and enthusiastically give so much of their time and energy to support the people they care for, but often their caring role takes a toll. Physical, emotional, social and financial challenges all impact their education.Read more

Anne Bluntish (6/6/1927 – 6/11/2022)

The Board, CEO, staff and volunteers at Carers WA would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the significant contribution Anne Bluntish had to the lives of unpaid family and friend carers and Carers WA over the past 25 years. Anne had been a carer for most of her life and her experience inspired herRead more

Carers WA Announces New CEO  

After a rigorous recruitment process, the Board of Carers WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Newman as the new CEO of Carers WA. Long-serving Carers WA CEO, Paul Coates, will be retiring later in the year.   Chair of the Carers WA Board, Linda Wayman, said the appointment will ensure the continuedRead more

Gloria Moyle – Carers WA Conference 2022

Gloria Moyle is the CEO of Goldfields Women’s Health Care and a strong community advocate for women’s health, rural communities and raising awareness of carers. She also has lived experience as a family carer. In her early 30s she became a carer for her father, who had stage-four bladder cancer. A year later she startedRead more

Spotlight On Young Carers

This webinar is for service providers, schools, carers or anyone interested in learning more about young carers in our community. Bringing together a very knowledgeable panel, we explore how to identify and talk about young carers, the impact of being a young carer, the supports and resources available to them, and highlight the need forRead more

4 Questions Your Organisation Is Asking About Carers

At Carers WA, we know that you have questions about who a carer is and how your organisation and staff can better support them. That is why, at the Carers WA Conference 2022, we will be exploring common trends and challenges related to the changing landscape of caring within WA, from the perspective of industryRead more

Connect Up! Online Social Connection Portal

Carers WA have teamed up with Curtin University Research team, Health Redesigned and Eduka Web Design to develop an online social connection portal called Connect Up! In its final stages of testing, we are now inviting enthusiastic and forward thinking individuals like yourself to be the very first people to give it a go! YourRead more

The Carer Gateway – What’s involved

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

Transferable skills of family carers increasingly recognised by carer friendly employers.

People in an unpaid caring role at home can often find it difficult to enter or maintain paid employment. WA is currently experiencing a job boom.  Increasingly, the hidden skills and attributes of family carers, seeking paid employment, are being recognised by “carer friendly” employers. Carers WA ‘Be Job Ready’ program was developed to helpRead more

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