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Resources for Carers

Carers WA

Carers WA offer a range of services for carers who provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or is frail aged.

Phone: 1300 227 377 or 1800 007 332 (Counselling line)

www.carerswa.asn.au

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre

This national service provides a link to carer support services, and assists carers with options for regular, short-term and emergency respite.

Phone: 1800 052 222 (office hours) or 1800 059 059 (emergency respite outside office hours)

www.dss.gov.au

Carer Gateway

This national online and phone service provides practical information and resources to support carers. Use the interactive service finder to connect to local support services.

Phone: 1800 422 737  

www.carergateway.gov.au

Companion Card WA

People who have a permanent disability and require attendant care support from a companion to attend community events and activities, may be eligible to apply for a Companion Card. The card can be presented when booking or purchasing a ticket from a participating business to secure a second ticket for a companion at no charge.

Phone: 1800 617 337

www.wacompanioncard.org.au

Grandcarers Support Scheme

The scheme provides information and financial support for older adults with full-time responsibility for raising their grandchildren. Eligibility criteria apply.

Phone: 1800 794 909

www.wanslea.asn.au

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