fbpx

News &
Events

Previous

Connect Up! Take part now

Connect Up! Project – Take part now

Take part in an exciting new initiative from Carers WA, Health Redesigned and Eduka Web Design, that allows people with disability to connect through an online social portal.  The goal of this portal is to allow people with disability to engage within the community, foster social connects with peers and increase opportunity for physical exercise and recreation. Greater connection within the community leads to improved physical health, mental wellbeing and sense of self.

As part of this project, the Community Capacity Development (CCD) team at Carers WA held 5 co-design workshops where people with disability and their carers provided valuable input and feedback to ensure the project is suitable and practicable for all users.

Connect Up! is now moving into the final stages of development and into testing! While this is an exciting time, Carers WA are asking people with disability to take part in trialing the prototype before going live, to ensure it is accessible, inclusive and as safe as possible for the target audience.

If you would like to part in the testing process and see the first look at this great initiative, please reach out to the CCD team at Carers WA by emailing CCDTeam@carerswa.asn.au

  • Person smiling whilst turning around.

    Free dental offer for National Carers Week

    FREE dental exam, clean and x-rays for unpaid carers across Australia on Saturday 20th October! To celebrate National Carers Week, Carers Australia has joined forces with Maven Dental Group to offer a free dental exam, clean &Read more

  • Two caring sisters with dark curly hair hugging - carer support groups

    ‘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 aRead more

  • Woman in caring role sits in a grey armchair

    Sharon’s Carer Story

    About Sharon Sharon Bunter is a family carer. She cares for her 26-year-old son who returned back to the family home after he experienced a major breakdown due to his mental health challenges in OctoberRead more

  • Woman in a caring role smiles at the camera in an office area

    Lynette’s Carer Story

    About Lynette Lynette Downes was a carer for her mum who lived with dementia for 10 years. As Lynette’s mother’s condition worsened Lynette took on more and more of the household responsibilities, moving in withRead more

  • New services for carers coming in 2019

    The new services will focus on providing carers with access to early intervention, preventative and skill-building supports, to improve carer well-being and long-term outcomes. These new services form part of the Integrated Carer Support ServiceRead more

  • People enjoying lunch outside

    Accessing a Home Survey

    The Accessing a Home project aims to identify and address barriers people with disability face when seeking adequate, accessible, affordable and safe homes. Carers WA has partnered with Foundation Housing, a leading community housing provider,Read more

  • People working in a co-working office

    Become an e-learner!

    Carers WA has recently launched an e-learning platform offering free online education courses. The courses have been designed for carers, people with care needs, support workers, health professionals, and the wider community. The first twoRead 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 asRead more

Previous
X

COVID-19 information for WA carers

Learn More