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Connect Up! Online Social Connection Portal

Carers WA have teamed up with Curtin University Research team, Health Redesigned and Eduka Web Design to develop an online social connection portal called Connect Up! In its final stages of testing, we are now inviting enthusiastic and forward thinking individuals like yourself to be the very first people to give it a go! YourRead more

The Carer Gateway – What’s involved

The examples and names in this article are purely fictional for the representation of a user journey* If you are a Western Australian carer and have questions regarding the Carer Gateway process, we have created a user journey to help answer your questions about how each stage may look. Carers WA is proud to beRead more

Transferable skills of family carers increasingly recognised by carer friendly employers.

People in an unpaid caring role at home can often find it difficult to enter or maintain paid employment. WA is currently experiencing a job boom.  Increasingly, the hidden skills and attributes of family carers, seeking paid employment, are being recognised by “carer friendly” employers. Carers WA ‘Be Job Ready’ program was developed to helpRead more

Federal Government Announces $250 One-Off Payment for Eligible Carers

  Yesterday, the Federal Budget announced a one-off cost of living payment of $250 to help carers and other vulnerable Australians meet costs of living pressures. The benefit is to be automatically paid to all eligible recipients in April 2022. An estimated 230,000 Western Australians provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friendRead more

Understanding the Carer Recognition Act 2004

What is the Carer Recognition Act 2004  The Carers Recognition Act is an important piece of legislation passed in 2004 that was essentially developed in response to calls from carers for greater recognition and consideration by service providers, giving carers a real voice for the first time. The act aims to change the way weRead more

Filming our Future with Bridie

  Experience the magic of ballroom dancing as you meet Bridie in a captivating new 15-part disability-led documentary series by Screenwest and Carers WA. The series aims to ensure individuals, families and friends in caring roles and communities have the best opportunity to thrive and have the capacity to respond to emerging needs and challenges.Read more

Filming our Future with Steve and Cathy

  In a stunning celebration of the life and achievements of swimming champion Stephen Donovan and his mum and carer, Cathy Donovan, “Filming Our Future” explores the way that sport and physical activities can drive inclusion and community cohesion. This captivating new 15-part disability-led documentary series by Screenwest and Carers WA aims to ensure individuals,Read more

Filming our Future with North Beach Football Club

  Peter Panagopoulos is the integrated coach at North Beach Football Club. He stars in “Filming Our Future”, which captures the joy and vibrancy that this club brings to the lives of all its players and explores the way that sport and physical activities can drive inclusion and community cohesion. Integrated football is open toRead more

Filming our Future with Cooper and Nicole

“Filming Our Future” captures the heart-warming story of a fearless young nipper and his mum and carer Nicole. It celebrates the ways that both him and his mum step out of their comfort zone and into the tossing waves to forge new community connections and lifelong skills. Cooper is an energetic ten-year-old boy who lovesRead more

Carers WA COVID-19 Update – 1st February 2022

The health and safety of carers, their families and the wider community is the highest priority for Carers WA. As of 1st February, proof of vaccination will be required to enter any Carers WA premise, to receive in-person services, and to attend any Carers WA workshop or event. Carers WA are committed to complying withRead more

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COVID-19 information for WA carers

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