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 industry professionals and carers.
- What does my organisation have to do with carers?
If you work in the Aged Care, Health, Mental Health or Disability sector then chances are, you come into contact with carers on a daily basis. Carers are there at every turn providing support for their loved one, advocating on their behalf and making important decisions about their ongoing support. Even if you don’t work in the community sector, with more than 2.65 million carers in Australia you probably know a carer.
- Who is a carer?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to family members and friends who are living with disability, mental health challenge, long term health condition (including a chronic condition or terminal illness), an alcohol or other drug dependency, or who is frail aged.
- Is there support available for carers?
There is support available for carers. What that looks like can differ from one carer to another but it is important to know that you can point carers in the right direction.
- How can my team better support carers?
Being a better support to the carers you meet starts with understanding the caring role, what is involved and how caring affects daily life and decision making. That’s why the Carers WA Conference 2022 is covering topics like the mental health of carers and enabling carers to advocate for their loved ones.
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