WA Seniors urged to sign up for rebate before 31 May

WA Seniors Card members are now eligible for a Cost of Living Rebate. However, card members must register by 31 May 2023 to receive the payment. Seniors and Ageing Minister, Don Punch, says, “If you aren’t registered, you won’t receive the payment, so I encourage everyone with a Seniors Card to make sure they areRead more

Melina’s Story

Meet Melina, an Industrial Engineer with a Masters in Project Management and carer for her 3 and a half year old son, Dylan, who has developmental delays and autistic like symptoms. Having immigrated from Venezuela with 9 years experience in her industry and financial pressures that made finding paid work an urgent necessity she says,Read more

Support for Defence and Veteran Carers

Many carers don’t realise they are one, and carers within the Australian Defence Force (ADF) or those who care for current or former ADF members are often overlooked and under-identified. Did you know? Around one in eight current or former ADF personnel have a partner, parent, sibling or child who provides care and support forRead more

Have your say as a carer and help reform disability legislation in WA.

If you are caring for a loved one with disability, we would like to invite you to provide feedback which will inform the review of the Disability Services Act 1993. The current legislation is almost 30 years old and the State’s disability sector has undergone significant change during this time. Key areas of contribution include:Read more

Additional support for young carers undertaking study

This month the Australian Government announced nearly $10 million of increased funding to support young carers to continue their education. The Young Carer Bursary Program offers financial assistance to carers aged 12 to 25 to help with educational needs and resources and reduce their need to undertake paid work at the same time as theirRead more

Youth Week WA Shines Light on Young Carers

“Follow your dream. Sometimes it may be tough but you’ve got to just try again and again. Don’t give up.” These are the words of 15-year-old Noongar Yorga young carer and up and coming netball champion, Jada. Jada is the eldest of 4 siblings and carer for her younger sibling with Autism. When she’s notRead more

Reboot of NDIS welcomed by Carers WA

The Carers Association of Western Australia Inc. (Carers WA) is calling for the inclusion of Western Australian (WA) carers in today’s announced ‘reboot’ of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) by the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme & Minister for Government Services, to the National Press Club of Australia.Read more

Carers WA and Motobility partner to help a carer in need.

Recently, one of Carers WA mobile planning team members, identified an acute, specific need of one of the carers we support. Penny is a carer for her husband. They reside together at their home in a lifestyle village in Maddington.  Penny’s capacity to continue caring for her husband, whilst maintaining her own self care, generalRead more

Carers WA announces accreditation in Carers + Employers program to Royal Perth Bentley Group

Carers WA is pleased to announce that Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPGB) has been formally recognised as an ‘Accredited Carer Employer’, achieving Level 2 – COMMIT status, in the national Carers + Employers program. Royal Perth Bentley Group (which includes Royal Perth and Bentley Hospitals) is the first organisation in WA to achieve this status,Read more

Youth Week WA 2023

Find a quiet spot and come listen in. Carers WA is about to give you a glimpse into the innermost thoughts and feelings of a young person who cares for a family member with disability, physical or mental health struggles. In celebration of Youth Week WA (14th – 21st April), Carers WA will be releasingRead more