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What you need to know as a carer about the 2021/2022 Budget

The focus of the upcoming 2021/2022 Federal Budget is aged care reform with Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg announcing an extra $798.3 million to support carers of the aged.   We’ve recapped Carers Australia’s factsheet below with what you need to know as a carer and how the 2021/2022 Budget will affect you.    What’s changing in aged care?   An extra 40,000 Home Care Packages to beRead more

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Share your views on using Carer Gateway services

Have your say Urbis has been engaged by the Department of Social Services (DSS) to conduct a research study about how well the Carer Gateway service has been delivered to service users. You are invited to participate in this research to help us learn about your experiences with Carer Gateway.Read more

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What services and helplines are available over Christmas

During the Christmas period, Carers WA and Carer Gateway services will continue to operate Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm, with reduced services during the public holidays (25th December, 28th December and 1st January). If your situation is an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000). For other support during the Christmas period, please contact one of the helpline specialists below which operate 24/7:Read more

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#ShareYouCare Sticker Project: Get to know winning artist, Megan Baker

The #ShareYouCare Sticker Project will see 20,000 stickers – designed by a series of established and emerging designers, and artists – distributed across over 100 community locations WA wide, specifically for young people in our community. Megan Baker joined the project because they are no stranger to how important family carers are, as a person withRead more

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#ShareYouCare Sticker Project: Get to know winning artist, Melannie Lai

The #ShareYouCare Sticker Project is seeing 20,000 stickers – designed by a series of established and emerging designers, and artists – distributed across over 100 community locations WA wide, specifically for young people in our community. Melannie Lai chose to participate in the #ShareYouCare Sticker Project after seeing the project call-out advertised and recognising it asRead more

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#ShareYouCare Sticker Project: Get to know feature artist, Stormie Mills

Renowned Western Australian artist, Stormie Mills has joined the #ShareYouCare Sticker Project as a way to give back to carers through his art. The #ShareYouCare Sticker Project is seeing 20,000 stickers – designed by a series of established and emerging designers, and artists – distributed across over 100 community locations WA wide, specifically for young people inRead more

Purple Share You Care sticker by Ashleigh Cole

#ShareYouCare Sticker Project: Get to know winner, Ashleigh Cole

Ashleigh Cole chose to participate in the #ShareYouCare Sticker Project after COVID-19 left her with a lot of time on her hands. Specialising in lettering and illustration, Ashleigh wanted to give back to the community. The #ShareYouCare Sticker Project will see 20,000 stickers – designed by a series of established and emerging designers, and artistsRead more

5 easy ways you can become a carer-friendly employer today

There are many ways to become a carer-friendly employer and better support carers in yourworkplace. These strategies do not have to be costly or require a major change in how an organisation operates. A small, simple adjustment can make a significant difference in improving employee wellbeing.   5 easy strategies you can implement to becomeRead more

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Why employers should support carers within the workplace

With over 2.65 million Australians supporting a family member or friend who is living with a disability, mental health challenge, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or drug dependency, or who are frail aged, out of every 9 people you have within your workplace, at least one is a carer. Due to stigma and aRead more

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  • Colourful morning tea on a purple table
  • Colourful morning tea on a purple table
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Wear It Purple day at Carers WA!

Carers WA celebrated Wear It Purple Day on Friday, 28th August, a movement that has the potential to save thousands of lives through supporting LGBTI+ inclusion, allyship and queer awareness. Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from theRead more

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