Navigating Aged Care Changes: Overview of the New Reform

Are you curious about how the upcoming Aged Care reform works but not sure where to start? In this blog, we will explore the upcoming aged care reform and highlight the significant role of our Carer Wellness at Home program, ensuring you get the support you need. The Carer Wellness at Home program recognises theRead more

HOYTS Discount Tickets

HOYTS Australia has extended their discounted offer on movie tickets until December 2024. The offer is for for an adult ticket for $1.10 (maximum of 1 ticket per day) when membership card is presented at ticket counter or candy bar. They will also accept a Healthcare Card, a Centrelink Pension Card or any other cardsRead more

Carers WA’s Advocacy Strategy Development Consultations Open for Participation

Carers, family members and community representatives are invited to join online and in-person consultations to inform the development of a Carers WA Advocacy Strategy. The strategy and associated implementation plan are being developed to guide advocacy in support of increased recognition and improved support of unpaid carers in WA. To read the full strategy outlineRead more

ConnectGroups People’s Choice Award Recognises Raewyn Watene

Raewyn Watene, a dedicated member of Carers WA Grandparents North Social Support Group, has been awarded the People’s Choice Award by ConnectGroups, acknowledging her exceptional commitment to growing the group and making it a safe and welcoming place for carer to come and support each other. Reflecting on the recognition, Raewyn said that she is,Read more

Managing Christmas Anxiety

Navigating the holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone, including carers. You may really enjoy Christmas but find it tough to celebrate it how you would like. To explore strategies in assisting you with managing Christmas anxiety, click here.Read more

Ron Deng: An Inspiring Carer Representative Advocate

Ron Deng, a Chinese Australian immigrant from Singapore, has called Western Australia home since 1976. He is a dedicated carer for his wife, who belongs to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) community. However, Ron’s journey goes beyond the traditional role of a carer as a Carer Representative for Carers WA. Ron’s tireless advocacy forRead more

Inspirational Spotlight: Annette’s Journey

Meet Annette, a devoted mother of 9 children, and a caring wife. Annette’s life took on new dimensions when she found herself providing care for her youngest daughter. This responsibility, along with caring for her husband, placed Annette on a remarkable caring journey. Her path towards empowerment and personal growth started when she learned aboutRead more

Kim Hudson’s Story

Kim Hudson is an Associate Lecturer at Murdoch University and a member of the Carers Advisory Council, which provides advice to the Minister for Community Services on issues affecting carers. As a teenager, Kim cared for her mother, then for her late husband as he faced a high-level and deteriorating spinal cord injury. In theRead more

Carers in Employment – Resume Writing Tips

Are you ready to kickstart your job search but not sure where to begin? According to data from the Australian Human Rights Commission, many carers, up to 36%, are interested in rejoining the workforce, often on a part-time basis, but feel held back due to their responsibilities as a carer. The good news is thatRead more

Giveaway: Cups for Carers Vouchers

In celebration of National Carers Week 2023, Carers WA is excited to introduce a new regional initiative, ‘Cups for Carers’. In partnership with 9 local cafés, across regional WA, we are inviting unpaid family carers to take some time out for themselves and enjoy a cuppa on us, with a friend or family member. CarersRead more