Carers WA believe in the importance of community and that everyone has an equal right to have their voices heard, needs met and be included in society. The projects below aim to educate, inform and raise the capacity of individuals, organisations and government to better understand disability and address gaps to progress towards long-term systemic change.
Through state and federal government funding, the Carers WA Community Capacity Development team bring unpaid carers and people with disability together to inform change, improve lives and foster greater understanding.
This program has been designed to build capacity for people with disability and their unpaid family carer/s. The program has been created to encourage education, learn valuable life skills and build informal networks in an inclusive community-based setting.
Empowering Community Leaders - a toolkit designed to help support young people navigate life after high school.
Through the Maze, is an experiential learning activity. The activity increases participant’s awareness of the issues, experiences, and needs of people with disability and unpaid family and friend carers through the maze of service providers, allied health professionals, their families and community.
Carers WA Community Champions are people with lived experience of disability who act as mentors and support for local community groups and organisations to better improve access and inclusion within their local community.
Books that dive into the challenges young people may face when living with disabilities. The final book in this series "Talking Space" is now available.
An “old school” program, revived and re-designed to promote and encourage connections, peer support, friendships, and literacy.
Screenwest and Carers WA are excited to announce Different Lens, a 12-part short documentary series produced by Rhythm Content. The series provides a fascinating insight into what life is like for 13 Western Australians living with a disability.
Carers WA and Screenwest present 19 storytellers who share their journey of determination, passion and commitment in this disability-led short documentary.
Periscope empowers people with disability to tell stories from their own perspectives, whilst building skills in film production, editing, interviewing and event management.
Meet Carers WA’s Community Engagement van, Priscilla. Follow along on our adventures and keep a look out for Priscilla in your community.
Coming in 2022, Carers WA, in conjunction with our partners HealthRedesigned and Eduka will co-design, build, test, pilot and distribute an on-line portal enabling people with a lived experience of disability and carers to engage with community.