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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

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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

Update on Carer Gateway Information Forums

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia continues to grow and non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people have been restricted, Carers WA and HelpingMinds have made the joint decision to postpone the upcoming Carer Gateway Information Forums. The Carer Gateway Information Forums that were scheduled to take place in Albany, Broome, Carnarvon,Read more

How the $750 stimulus payment affects carers

**Updated on Monday, 13th July 2020** Carers who have previously received the one-off $750 payment from the economic support stimulus package may be eligible to receive a second $750 one-off payment from the stimulus plan. Carers who are living in Australia and have been receiving either the Carer Allowance or Carer Payment (latest from Friday,Read more

Learn more about Carer Gateway services at our WA forums

Presenting Carer Gateway forums in WA Carers WA has been appointed as the Carer Gateway service provider for metro and regional WA. With a long history of providing carer supports and services to the WA community, Carers WA is pleased to offer the new Carer Gateway services alongside a range of existing practical and emotionalRead more

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Coping with change when caring for someone with dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be stressful and upsetting but it can also be rewarding. As a carer, you may find yourself going through a wide range of emotions, including guilt, loss and anger. You may also experience grief for the loss of the person your loved one was. Coming to terms withRead more

Different Lens’ – Screenwest and Carers WA Initiative

What is the DIFFERENT LENS’ Initiative?  Carers WA is working together with Screenwest for a one-off opportunity for a Western Australian Producer or Production Company to work with emerging storytellers and practitioners who identify as disability-diverse. We are looking for 12 community members who have a disability and are willing to share their stories ofRead more

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Become an e-learner!

Carers WA has recently launched an e-learning platform offering free online education courses. The courses have been designed for carers, people with care needs, support workers, health professionals, and the wider community. The first two courses relate to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and include topics such as: What is the NDIS? Eligibility SupportRead more

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Accessing a Home Survey

The Accessing a Home project aims to identify and address barriers people with disability face when seeking adequate, accessible, affordable and safe homes. Carers WA has partnered with Foundation Housing, a leading community housing provider, to undertake this systemic advocacy project. The project will: Consult with people with disability and their families and carers toRead more

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