Young Carers Bursary Program – Applications for 2021 now open!

Young carers all around Australia have the opportunity to apply for the 2021 Young Carers Bursary Program which offers $3,000 towards continuing your study! The Young Carer Bursary Program is an annual program that helps young carers with their caring role and education by providing financial assistance to help them. It helps young carers coverRead more

Report into housing for people with disability in Western Australia calls for change

Carers WA, in partnership with Foundation Housing, has released a report on the barriers people with disability face when seeking a home. The report concludes that people with disability in Western Australia have poorer experiences and outcomes when accessing a home than the general population and struggle to find suitable homes in the community ofRead more

Carers WA advocacy for carer issues within the NDIS scheme

Carers WA supports Western Australian carers through advocacy, service provision and partnerships. We are the voice for WA carers and at the forefront of advocating for carer issues faced in the system. We represent the needs and interests of carers and work to achieve an improved quality of life for family carers in our state.Read more

Financial support for young people caring

Who are young carers? “Young carers are people aged 25 and under who help look after a family member who needs extra support at home. The person they care for may live with a disability, mental illness, a drug or alcohol problem, long term illness or who are frail aged.” Young people can become carersRead more

Planning for the unexpected as a carer

If you are a carer, it is essential that you plan for emergencies to help you and your loved one cope. Have you asked yourself, “what would the person I care for do if I suddenly had to go somewhere else for a while?” or “who would know what to do if I suddenly hadRead more

What changes are you prepared for in your caring role?

Ever wondered “what if something happened to me and changed my whole caring situation?”. If your caring circumstances change you may be left to reassess your situation in an instant. Ensure you and the person you care for maximise your quality of life, create a plan to overcome any issues that could occur. Caring situationsRead more

Left your job due to caring responsibilities?

“70% of all carers took on a caring role because of a sense of family responsibility.” One of the main reasons primary carers took on their caring role – according to the 2018 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers – was due to a sense of family responsibility. Carers provide comfort and reassurance for theRead more

The Carer Gateway user journey – how does it work?

*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

Attention young carers: Develop your social skills and create global friendships!

Are you a young carer in Western Australia with a passion for trying out new activities? Young carers all over WA have the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer contact the old fashioned way, helping optimise social skills and create international friendships through our Young Carer Pen Pal Program! Our WA young carer participants are ableRead more

Essential information for new carers

If you are new to your caring role or have recently discovered the meaning of being a “carer”, you may feel unsure in how you can begin accessing the supports and services designed to assist you. Carers WA understand it can be difficult to navigate changes and are here to help Western Australian carers noRead more