Carers and Grandcarers

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Carers are people who provide unpaid care to someone who needs help with their day-to-day living due to disability, impairment, mental illness, chronic health condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or drug issue or who is frail and aged.

Carers are defined in WA by the Carers Recognition Act 2004, which also outlines how carers are to be treated and how they are to be involved in the delivery of services that affect them and their caring role.

Thank you to Carers WA for their support in developing these videos.

While carers report that their role can be rewarding and fulfilling, it can also be difficult. Carers often put the interests of the person they care for ahead of their own needs, putting them at risk of social isolation, disconnection from education and employment, poor health and limited opportunities to pursue personal interests.

Carer fact sheets

View the Carer fact sheets.

Further information and support can be accessed below.