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Carers WA supports the Voice to Parliament

As the peak body for all carers in Western Australia, including a high proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers, we actively strive towards achieving our vision of a society where the role of carers is valued and supported. We do this by living our core values of diversity, inclusion, compassion and positive impact,Read more

Carers WA Program Proven to Increase Carer Wellbeing by 24%

In 2021, Carers WA engaged Huber Social who are an organisation that have developed a framework, to measure the social impact of programs globally. The aim was to measure the wellbeing of Be Job Ready participants prior, during and after their engagement with the 10 week skills course through a participant survey during December 2021Read more

Join our Youth Advisory Group

Are you a young carer aged 15 to 25? Do you want to use your experience to advocate for others? Carers WA is establishing a Youth Advisory Group (YAG). This group will help shape what youth engagement looks like at Carers WA and will have a say in programs, policies and initiatives that affect youngRead more

Inquiry into the Recognition of Unpaid Carers

The value and impact of unpaid family carers is often not well recognised, resulting in a lack of support for some of the most valuable members of every community. That’s why Carers WA is seeking feedback from WA carers to inform our response to the Federal Inquiry into the Recognition of Unpaid Carers. This InquiryRead more

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A Young Carer’s Journey to Netball Success and Inspiring Others

$3K+ Support for Young Carers in WA

As a young carer, balancing education and caring responsibilities can be difficult. It can often cause financial stress and/or disadvantage. The bursary payments can assist young carers to stay in education while caring for their loved one. The funding can be used towards supporting them in education or training. About the Young Carer Bursary  TheRead more

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Finding Liberation and Resilience Through Cycling and Pushing Limits

Young Carers Learn Life Lessons Through Papermaking  

Recently, the Carers WA team went to Port Kennedy Primary School and visited their student-led young carer peer support group and participated in a papermaking workshop.  Papermaking is a simple process where opportunities to learn valuable life lessons are crafted through transforming unwanted stuff into paper. Papermaking teaches kids that mistakes are okay and canRead more

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