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Understanding the Recent State and Federal Budgets and Their Impact on Carers 

If you’re a carer seeking to comprehend the potential impacts of the recent state and federal budgets on your situation, we’ve assembled comprehensive reports detailing the main repercussions. 2024-25 WA State Budget: The latest WA State Budget was revealed by Treasurer Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, featuring: A surplus of $3.2 billion. A focus on cost-of-livingRead more

Carers WA Conference – Call for Abstracts

The organising committee is inviting the submission of abstracts for the Carers WA Conference 2024.

Conference delegates will attend in person OR online.  Over 300 delegates are expected to attend, comprising of carers, service providers, advocates, health professionals and people who are a combination thereof.

How does caring impact relationships?

Being an unpaid carer can have a profound effect on relationships. It can build a deeper understanding of what someone is going through, bringing you closer together with the person you are caring for and those around you as you navigate challenges together. It can also put strain on relationships. The added responsibilities, changes inRead more

Carer vs. Support Worker: Knowing the Difference

Using the term ‘carer’ correctly ensures that we accurately represent the sacrifices and contributions of unpaid carers while also acknowledging the important work of professional ‘support workers’. Here are some tips on how to use the term ‘carer’ correctly. 1. Understanding the Term ‘Carer’ A ‘carer’ is anyone who provides unpaid support to a familyRead more

Cooking Up A Healthy Mindset

We’re thrilled to welcome you to “Cooking Up A Healthy Mindset”, a unique fusion of a cookbook and a wellness guide, lovingly created by the Carers WA Youth Advisory Group. This book has been designed to align with the theme of Youth Week 2024 “Head, Body, Heart” and is dedicated to all of you –Read more

Navigating Role Reversal When Caring for a Loved One

Role reversal is a common experience for unpaid carers, particularly when caring for a parent, partner, or older family member. This shift in dynamics can be challenging and emotionally complex. Here are some strategies to navigate this delicate shift: 1. Acknowledge the Change Acknowledging role reversal in the caring role is a crucial step inRead more

Contribute to Carers WA New Video Project

Carers WA is excited to be working on a new video and photography project that will allow for the voices of carers in WA to be heard and used to advocate and increase awareness of carers in our state. We are currently seeking expressions of interests from carers who are registered with Carers WA andRead more

School Holiday Giveaway: Caversham Wildlife Park

This competition has now closed. Enter the draw to win Caversham Wildlife Park tickets these school holidays! An awesome adventure awaits you at the Caversham Wildlife Park! Hand-feed the kangaroos, join in the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat, watch the cheeky penguins being fed, and have photos taken withRead more

Giveaway: Royal Show Tickets

Entries for this giveaway closed on Thursday, 7th September 2023. Showcasing over 400 entertainers, 300 performances and endless hours of enjoyment – with over 101 free things to see and do – the Perth Royal Show is a hotly anticipated and much loved cultural and community event. This year they have generously gifted a limitedRead more

Understanding the Carer Recognition Acts and Legislation

This 5 minute video provides an overview of the legislation that recognises carers in Australia both federally and in Western Australia.Read more

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