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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

New services for carers coming in 2019

The new services will focus on providing carers with access to early intervention, preventative and skill-building supports, to improve carer well-being and long-term outcomes. These new services form part of the Integrated Carer Support Service (ICSS) model that will provide carers with new and improved supports and services. Implementation of the ICSS model will beRead more

Lynette’s Carer Story

About Lynette Lynette Downes was a carer for her mum who lived with dementia for 10 years. As Lynette’s mother’s condition worsened Lynette took on more and more of the household responsibilities, moving in with her mother to ensure she could continue to live safely in her own home. Lynette’s Challenge Lynette was having troubleRead more

Sharon’s Carer Story

About Sharon Sharon Bunter is a family carer. She cares for her 26-year-old son who returned back to the family home after he experienced a major breakdown due to his mental health challenges in October 2015. Sharon’s Challenge Sharon was having trouble coping with her new caring role and recalls taking her son to medicalRead more

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‘Caring is Sharing’ Support Groups

‘Caring is Sharing’ Support Groups As carers are seen to have one of the highest incidences of stress, depression and burnout, we are focused on prevention and encouraging carers to explore their experiences in a safe, non-judgmental and empathetic space. Facilitated by the Carers WA Counselling team, Carers WA offers two support groups where carersRead more

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Free dental offer for National Carers Week

FREE dental exam, clean and x-rays for unpaid carers across Australia on Saturday 20th October! To celebrate National Carers Week, Carers Australia has joined forces with Maven Dental Group to offer a free dental exam, clean & x-rays on Saturday 20th October from 8.00am to unpaid carers across Australia. We know that fitting in your own needs is not alwaysRead more

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