Finding time for yourself as a young carer

As a young carer during the current times you may find yourself distracted by change or impacted by significant events, like suddenly having to work or study from home. If you have had to adapt to these new changes alongside your usual caring responsibilities, you’d be forgiven if you’ve forgotten to ask the all importantRead more

Carers WA Continuation of Service

Carers WA are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our carers, their families, staff and the wider community. Acting on the advice from health authorities regarding the rapidly unfolding situation with the spread of COVID-19, Carers WA would like to inform all our members and other stakeholders about some changes to our services andRead more

Carer Service Information Forums go online

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia continued to grow towards the end of March, Carers WA and HelpingMinds made the joint decision to postpone scheduled Carer Gateway Information Forums. With more and more of the community turning to online methods to access information we have chosen to turn the forum PowerPoint intoRead more

CARERS CONNECT Expressions of Interest and Carer Survey

Are you interested in gaining a career in the Care Industry: Aged Care, Community Service, Disability or Healthcare? The Carers Connect program has been specifically designed to assist by utilising your caring role skills and creating opportunities to gain a qualification that could lead to paid employment.   This program is aimed at carers (andRead more

Carers Australia issue media release for carers to receive coronavirus supplement

Carers Australia released a media release today about the coronavirus supplement payment excluding carers. Carers Australia have been receiving many comments from carers on the Carer Payment, with carers concerned and upset that their needs have not been sufficiently considered in income support measures introduced to compensate the impact of coronavirus. The fortnightly Coronavirus SupplementRead more

Covid-19 carer advice: Stimulus package, telehealth and emergency plans

Carers Australia have published an article with updated information and advice for carers about the one-off stimulus package, telehealth information and emergency plans regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to read Carers Australia’s regularly updated article for COVID-19 advice. Carers are in a particularly vulnerable situation as they and the people they care for are generallyRead more

Pen Pal Program for young carers expands

Young Carers Western Australia & Young Carers Bristol & South Gloucestershire Pen Pal Program, now has a new member – Scarborough & Ryedale Young Carers, United Kingdom.   The Pen Pal Program Initiative was developed between Carers WA in partnership with Bristol Young Carers UK. Young carers in Australia have the opportunity to form long-lastingRead more

Carers WA events and services update

Carers WA are committed to the health and safety of carers, service providers and other members of the community and to minimise risk to the people we support Carers WA will be suspending events and face-to-face activities across WA. Carers WA will continue to offer support to carers over the phone, email and via videoconferenceRead more

Volunteer group helping the Great Southern Region

In The Shire of Plantagenet and Cranbrook, located south of the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, local volunteers are coordinating assistance to their neighbours and individuals who are finding it challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team are working with their local IGA in Mt Barker for shopping orders to be collected and deliveredRead more

Community outreach goes viral in Perth

With the recent news of coronavirus (COVID-19) being declared a pandemic, certain individuals are finding themselves needing to self-isolate in their homes, or are seniors who do not have family to assist them during this challenging time. Numerous residents in this situation are questioning how they will purchase essential items or how to use onlineRead more