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Support for carers (WA)

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres will cease on 31 May 2020 

Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs) will continue to provide information about respite options and support services on 08 9421 6300 until 31 May 2020, when they will be replaced by the new Integrated Carer Support Service.  

From 6 April 2020 the 1800 052 222 and 1800 059 059 will be rerouted to the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 for information about planned and emergency respite and other carer supports. After hours emergency respite will also be available.

Carers may also be able to access respite or other supports that achieve similar outcomes through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or My Aged Care

Are you a carer who lives in Western Australia?

Caring for a loved one or friend can be a demanding and sometimes isolating experience.

Carers are people who provide voluntary care to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who may have a disability, mental health issue, dementia, terminal illness or is frail aged. Carers can be of any age and may or may not live with the person they care for.

Carers often don't even recognise themselves as carers and may miss out on a range of services and support to help them maintain their caring role.

Carer Support

Carers Support will continue to support carers until 30th June 2020, when they will be replaced by the new Integrated Carer Support Service.  

The number to call to reach the Carer Gateway is 1800 422 737.

Carers may also be able to access respite or other supports that achieve similar outcomes through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or My Aged Care