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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

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

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