An insight into Carer Gateway – Who am I speaking to?

**Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 altering some Carer Support Planning processes, Carer Support Planners are working case by case with carers and changes may occur**   As Carer Gateway makes an entrance into WA, you may have some questions that you would like answered before you start the carer support planning process. First off, you doRead more

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Free online skill modules and resources for carers

As you find yourself spending more time at home, there are some useful online modules you can use to learn, brush up or develop practical skills to assist you in your caring role. Whether you are new to caring or not, modules like “Recharge and Reconnect” and “Dealing with Stress” serve as an important reminderRead more

A self-care checklist for carers

As a carer, you may be thinking about how you are going to manage your self-care whilst spending more time at home with the loved one you help support. Through the active practice of physical distancing and staying indoors, increased contact with the person you care for, if living together, is normal. You, or theRead more

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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-important questionRead more

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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

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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 program initiative was developed between Carers WA in partnership with Bristol Young Carers UK. Young carers in Australia have the opportunity to form long-lasting friendships withRead more