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What you need to know as a carer about the 2021/2022 Budget

The focus of the upcoming 2021/2022 Federal Budget is aged care reform with Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg announcing an extra $798.3 million to support carers of the aged.   We’ve recapped Carers Australia’s factsheet below with what you need to know as a carer and how the 2021/2022 Budget will affect you.    What’s changing in aged care?   An extra 40,000 Home Care Packages to beRead more

COVID-19 WA – Update on Carers WA Services

Monday, 28th June 2021 – Update  Due to the WA COVID-19 June 2021 restrictions, the Carers WA office will be closed to the public and all face-to-face activities will be limited during this time. We will continue to provide support via telephone and online. If you have an existing appointment with one of our teamRead more

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Mental health and staying safe during the WA lockdown

During the February 2021 lockdown in WA, it is essential to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time. It is only natural to feel anxious and stressed when there is a disruption to routines. The Carers WA team have come up with a range of tips to get you through: Getting aRead more

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What services and helplines are available over Christmas

During the Christmas period, Carers WA and Carer Gateway services will continue to operate Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 5.00pm, with reduced services during the public holidays (25th December, 28th December and 1st January). If your situation is an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000). For other support during the Christmas period, please contact one of the helpline specialists below which operate 24/7:Read more

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What the Productivity Commission’s final report means for you

The Productivity Commission’s final report from its Mental Health Inquiry has produced a range of recommendations to improve the supports available to family and friend carers.   It was identified that carers of people with mental health challenges often face obstacles to accessing recognition and support compared to carers of people with physical or intellectualRead more

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Carers WA Continuation of Service

Carers WA are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our carers, their families, staff and the wider community. Acting on the advice from health authorities regarding the rapidly unfolding situation with the spread of COVID-19, Carers WA would like to inform all our members and other stakeholders about some changes to our services andRead more

Covid-19 carer advice: Stimulus package, telehealth and emergency plans

Carers Australia have published an article with updated information and advice for carers about the one-off stimulus package, telehealth information and emergency plans regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to read Carers Australia’s regularly updated article for COVID-19 advice. Carers are in a particularly vulnerable situation as they and the people they care for are generallyRead more

Carers WA events and services update

Carers WA are committed to the health and safety of carers, service providers and other members of the community and to minimise risk to the people we support Carers WA will be suspending events and face-to-face activities across WA. Carers WA will continue to offer support to carers over the phone, email and via videoconferenceRead more

Update on Carer Gateway Information Forums

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia continues to grow and non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people have been restricted, Carers WA and HelpingMinds have made the joint decision to postpone the upcoming Carer Gateway Information Forums. The Carer Gateway Information Forums that were scheduled to take place in Albany, Broome, Carnarvon,Read more

How the $750 stimulus payment affects carers

**Updated on Monday, 13th July 2020** Carers who have previously received the one-off $750 payment from the economic support stimulus package may be eligible to receive a second $750 one-off payment from the stimulus plan. Carers who are living in Australia and have been receiving either the Carer Allowance or Carer Payment (latest from Friday,Read more

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