Archive for the ‘Respite and Carelink’ Category

Trial to improve carer respite program

Through the Carers for Younger Persons with a Severe or Profound Disability Program, a new initiative titled ‘It’s all about me’ is being trialed in partnership with Siesta Kids Camp. The trial is the result of a service gap being identified by carers, who receive support through the Progam, which can lead to increased stress […]

Opening up communication channels thanks to Carer Respite

Meet Mia and her mum Nancy. Nancy is a carer who accesses respite services through the Independent Living Centre WA’s Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre. The Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre assists over 160 carers, through the Respite support for carers of young people with a severe or profound disability program, who care for a […]

How can we provide better linkage between services?

Imagine moving to another country, another culture, you have been victim to extreme domestic violence, you don’t speak or understand a word of the language spoken by the people where you now live, you don’t drive and you have four children to care for. Where do you go and who do you turn to? I […]

Calling all Heroes!!

Zero2hero is a WA based non for profit organisation with a mission to help address mental health problems openly among young people. Zero2hero believe that through communication, mental health problems can be effectively dealt with and suicide can be prevented. Through specialised events the zero2hero team help create supportive networks that encourage speaking out about […]

ILC’s Carers Week Wrap Up!

Sunday the 13th October marked the beginning of National Carers Week. A week of raising awareness and where the 2.6 million Australians who are providing unpaid caring support are formally recognized for their significant contribution to their care recipients, the wider community and the nation. Monday the 14th marked the first Independent Living Centres Carers […]

Big Day Out for Carers

To celebrate National Carers Week, the ILC in partnership with the City of Stirling will be hosting a Carers Big Day Out on Monday 14 October. This free event is to enable community and carer respite services to reach out to carers within the community and showcase what they offer and provide. Services including respite […]