A carer is someone who, without receiving payment for the provision of care (apart from Carers Payment or Carers Allowance), provides care for someone who:

  • has a disability, chronic illness or mental illness
  • is elderly or frail. 

Carers WA (external site) is a not-for-profit organisation and the peak body representing carers. Its services include counselling, education and training, advice and representation, social and peer support, the Young Carer Program, and the Prepare to Care hospital program. 

If you are admitted to hospital and you provide care for another person

If you have concerns about the ongoing care and support for the person you care for, please advise your nurse or social worker as soon as possible on admission or contact Carers WA for further information.

If you are caring for a family member/friend who is in hospital

Please ask ward staff for a Prepare to Care resource pack. If you are currently caring for someone who is not a patient at the hospital you can still call Carers WA to register for a free Carer Support Kit.

For more information call 1300 CARERS (1300 227 377) or go to visit Carers WA (external site).