Information for carers

A carer is someone who provides unpaid personal care, support and assistance to family members and friends with disability, mental illness, a chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issues, or who are frail aged.

Carers make a significant difference in the lives of the people they care for, and also make an invaluable social and economic contribution through the support they provide.

Recognising and supporting carers is critical to their wellbeing, and to the wellbeing of the people they care for. 

The following links are provided to help guide carers to some of the services and supports that may support them in their role:
 

Carers WA

WA Companion Card WA

Carers Services Directory

Carer Gateway

HelpingMinds

Commonweatlh Respite and Carelink Centres