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Do you know a young person aged 8-25 who has a family member with disability, mental health or physical health challenges? They are a young carer.

At Carers WA we have a team that is dedicated to working directly with young carers and their families to deliver individualised practical and emotional support. The Young Carer team deliver:

At school, with other services and with their families.

Practical support.
This is individually tailored but often includes laptops, school supplies and bedroom furniture.

Support overcoming social isolation.
This may include the provision of recreational club or memberships and other regular events and activities throughout the year.

Assistance in gaining independence.
This may include support accessing drivers licenses and lessons and navigating Centrelink.

Support to develop goals.
Career planning and employment support.

School and work planning and participation.
This may include course fee funding or linking to scholarships and bursaries.

Mental health and wellbeing support.
Linking to young carer and family counselling services where appropriate.

You can refer a young carer for support at any time. Our team will be able to assess their needs directly and will work closely with their existing supports including their family, school and any other supports to help them reach their personal goals.

Services available include:





Refer a Young Carer

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