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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 platform called Connect Up! Connect Up! enables people to connect, meet and engage in the community. If you are a carer or person with disability wanting to form social connections with peers and increaseRead 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

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

Despene Sattler

Despene shares her caring story

Carers WA Ambassador for National Carers Week 2021, Despene Sattler shares her story of caring for her late husband, Howard.   My Life As A Carer … written by Despene Sattler. “My role as a carer for my husband began long before I realised that I was even a carer. He had been initially diagnosedRead 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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