Carers Recognition Act fact sheets

Fact sheet
What the Carers Recognition Act 2004 means for Western Australian carers and service providers.
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The Western Australian Carers Recognition Act 2004 defines a carer as a person who provides ongoing care, support and assistance to a person with disability, a chronic illness (which includes mental illness) or who is frail, without receiving a salary or wage for the care they provide.

The Act is a Western Australian law which recognises the role of carers in the community. It includes the Carers Charter, which outlines how carers are to be treated and how they are to be involved in delivering services that affect them and their caring role.