Carers WA launch The Carer Juggle Podcast

Carers WA are excited to announce the launch of a new inspiring podcast, The Carer Juggle. The podcast delves into the real-life issues and topics that carers face in their caring roles. Across the series, we speak to Carers WA Carer Support Counsellors, carers and some special guests. With bitesize episodes uploaded monthly, join JasmineRead more

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#ShareYouCare Sticker Project: Get to know winning artist, Megan Baker

The #ShareYouCare Sticker Project will see 20,000 stickers – designed by a series of established and emerging designers, and artists – distributed across over 100 community locations WA wide, specifically for young people in our community. Megan Baker joined the project because they are no stranger to how important family carers are, as a person withRead more

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Finding time for yourself as a young carer

As a young carer during the current times, you may find yourself distracted by change or impacted by significant events, like suddenly having to work or study from home. If you have had to adapt to these new changes alongside your usual caring responsibilities, you’d be forgiven if you’ve forgotten to ask the all-important questionRead more

Pen Pal Program for young carers expands

Young Carers Western Australia & Young Carers Bristol & South Gloucestershire Pen Pal Program, now has a new member – Scarborough & Ryedale Young Carers, United Kingdom.   The program initiative was developed between Carers WA in partnership with Bristol Young Carers UK. Young carers in Australia have the opportunity to form long-lasting friendships withRead more

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Volunteer group helping the Great Southern Region

In The Shire of Plantagenet and Cranbrook, located south of the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, local volunteers are coordinating assistance to their neighbours and individuals who are finding it challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team are working with their local IGA in Mt Barker for shopping orders to be collected and deliveredRead more

Community outreach goes viral in Perth

With the recent news of coronavirus (COVID-19) being declared a pandemic, certain individuals are finding themselves needing to self-isolate in their homes, or are seniors who do not have family to assist them during this challenging time. Numerous residents in this situation are questioning how they will purchase essential items or how to use onlineRead more

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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‘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