Have your say as a carer and help reform disability legislation in WA.

If you are caring for a loved one with disability, we would like to invite you to provide feedback which will inform the review of the Disability Services Act 1993. The current legislation is almost 30 years old and the State’s disability sector has undergone significant change during this time. Key areas of contribution include:Read more

Additional support for young carers undertaking study

This month the Australian Government announced nearly $10 million of increased funding to support young carers to continue their education. The Young Carer Bursary Program offers financial assistance to carers aged 12 to 25 to help with educational needs and resources and reduce their need to undertake paid work at the same time as theirRead more

Youth Week WA Shines Light on Young Carers

“Follow your dream. Sometimes it may be tough but you’ve got to just try again and again. Don’t give up.” These are the words of 15-year-old Noongar Yorga young carer and up and coming netball champion, Jada. Jada is the eldest of 4 siblings and carer for her younger sibling with Autism. When she’s notRead more

Reboot of NDIS welcomed by Carers WA

The Carers Association of Western Australia Inc. (Carers WA) is calling for the inclusion of Western Australian (WA) carers in today’s announced ‘reboot’ of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme & Minister for Government Services, to the National Press Club of Australia.Read more

Carers WA and Motobility partner to help a carer in need.

Recently, one of Carers WA mobile planning team members, identified an acute, specific need of one of the carers we support. Penny is a carer for her husband. They reside together at their home in a lifestyle village in Maddington.  Penny’s capacity to continue caring for her husband, whilst maintaining her own self care, generalRead more