Cares WA has a deadly new brochure, designed in collaboration with our RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) Committee, to acknowledge Indigenous carers and create a pathway to all the services that Carers WA offers.
Carers WA’s staff are passionate about supporting our First Australians, who are caring for a family member or friend who might have a disability, chronic or mental illness, be frail aged, or have an alcohol or drug issue.
Our RAP Committee just recently instigated the renaming of all of the meeting rooms in Carers WA’s office, based in Perth, after the six Indigenous seasons: Birak, Bumuru, Djilba, Djeran, Kambarang and Makaru. Read all about these seasons in the fact sheet below.
Moort Djerap Waabiny – “The family is playing together and is happy” – was a day of relaxation, family and fun for Aboriginal young carers at Point Walter, held in April 2018, with activities by the Department of Sport and Recreation and Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports. During NAIDOC week this last July 2018, Young Carers WA, in partnership with Edmund Rice Centre WA, held an Urban Indigenous day of learning and art. You can see the Moort Djerap Waabiny photos here and the Urban Indigenous photos here.
For more family support, Aboriginal families can contact Be My Koorda – read Young Carers WA’s interview with Evelyn McKay from Be My Koorda here. Adult carers can also access support through Carers WA’s Social Support program; an Aboriginal Linking Together group will be held monthly on Fridays, in Mirrabooka, in 2019. Email [email protected] about this for more details.
The new brochure has been uploaded to our Resources page, which has links to many useful resources.