This page lists organisations and resources which may be of help to you.

Aged Care

General Carer Information

  • Carers Gateway – A starting place for all carers
  • Carers WA– a non-profit, community based organisation, Carers WA is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 310,000 family carers living in Western Australia. Find out more about Carers WA.
  • Carers WA video– a video featuring four individual stories about carer experiences when transitioning their loved one into a mental health, disability or aged care assisted living arrangement.
  • Care Aware– for carers and those around them, Care Aware offers information on support services and access to resources that can assist them in their caring role.

Aged Care – Carers

  • My Aged Care– a website established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.
  • Alzheimer’s Australia (WA)– Alzheimer’s Australia represents the more than 342,800 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 1.2 million Australians involved in their care. This website provides support services, education and information for those living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers.
  • Commonwealth Home Support Programme – this programme can assist you by providing Government-subsidised access to a variety of respite services. You can also find out more by visiting Carers WA or to access a list of useful contacts, click here.

Mental Health – Carers

  • MIFWA – dedicated to providing information and a comprehensive and integrated range of support services to people with mental illness as well as their carers, families and friends who have an interest in caring for a person with a mental illness.
  • Sane Carers Forum – the Carers Forum is an Australian service for families, friends and other carers of someone living with mental illness. It provides a safe, anonymous online space for us to share our stories and help each other.
  • Helping Minds – formerly Arafmi, Helping Minds is the pre-eminent mental health services and carer support organisation.
  • Act Belong Commit – Act-Belong-Commit is a mental health campaign that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.

Disability

  • Disability Services Commission– the Commission works in partnership with service providers and other government departments to provide information, supports and services to people with disability, their families and carers.
  • My Time – groups providing support for mothers, fathers, grandparents and anyone caring for a child with a disability or chronic medical condition.
  • National Disability Services– National Disability Services is the Australian peak body for non-government disability services. Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.

Young Carers

  • Carer Gateway – young carers – tips on how and where to get support as a young carer.
  • Young Carers – helping families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol/drug problem. This site provides information to help Young Carers.
  • Young Carers WA – providing information and advice for Young Carers.
  • Young Carers video – there are over 330,000 young carers in Australia who help in families where someone has an illness, disability, mental health issue or an alcohol/drug problem. This video highlights that young carers have similar interests to their peers, however, they also have the additional responsibility of a caring role.