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Carers WA

Carers Western Australia (WA) is the peak body that represents the needs and interests of carers in Western Australia and works to achieve an improved quality of life for family carers in the state.

They are a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 230,000 family carers living in Western Australia. Part of the National Network of Carers Associations, Carers WA are a peak body recognised by government as the voice of family carers. They represent carers interests in the Western Australian community.

Their role is to work in active partnership with carers, persons with care and support needs, health professionals, service providers, government and the wider community to achieve an improved quality of life for carers.

From their head office in Perth they provide services to caring families throughout Western Australia.

Vision and mission

Carers WA envisions a Western Australia that values and supports carers, providing them with choices and opportunities to participate in every aspect of life.

Carers WA’s mission is to support and raise awareness of carers through advocacy, service provision and partnerships.

How Carers WA can help

Carers WA offers a range of innovative programs and services aimed at providing practical and emotional support for family carers. Services include the provision of specialist information and advice, resources and carer support through education/training, social support and carer advocacy and representation.

Carers WA is also the lead service provider for Carer Gateway services in WA.

Carer Gateway is an Australian Government initiative providing a mix of free digital and in person supports, services and advice for family carers in Australia. In Western Australia, Carers WA is leading the delivery of the in-person services, in partnership with HelpingMinds. These services include in-person peer support, facilitated carer coaching, counselling, respite care and carer directed support.

Information / help lines

  • Visit Carers WA or call 1300 227 377 Mon to Fri, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm WST for support.
  • Visit Carer Gateway or call 1800 422 737 8.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri AEST.

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Last reviewed: September 2023

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Who Are Carers? | Advocacy & Support for Unpaid Carers | Carers WA

Approximately 230,000 Western Australians provide unpaid care & support to a family member or friend who requires help due to illness, disability or frail age.

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Awareness & Engagement - Carers WA

Carers WA works in partnership with carers, persons with care and support needs, health professionals, service providers, government and the wider community to achieve an improved quality of life for carers

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Carers in Employment Program | Education & Skills | Carers WA

This program offers two services to assist carers to enter or re-enter employment and to assist employers to create ‘carer friendly’ workplaces.

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Carer Wellness at Home | In Home Support Program | Carers WA

Carers may struggle to find time to access support for themselves. Carers WA provide an in-home program that will bring our service and support to you.

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Carer Gateway Services | Carer Support Packages | Carers WA

Carer Gateway is dedicated to supporting family carers by providing access to services including counselling, online coaching, skills courses and support.

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Carer Rights - Carers WA

It is vital for the needs of the caring community to be clearly understood by those individuals and organisations sanctioned to support carers

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Social Support | Supportive Social Networks | Carers WA

Take a short break from your caring role and to meet others in the local community with our free Linking Together Social groups. Find out more here.

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Carer Representation | Supporting Western Australians | Carers WA

The Carer Representation Program enables people in a caring role to provide a voice for all carers through their lived experience. Make a difference today.

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Our Services | Financial, Health & Lifestyle Planning Support | Carers WA

Carers WA services provide information & support for assistance with government payments, carer directed packages & carer allowances. Call Carers WA today.

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Young Carers - Carers WA

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