Carers are hidden gems. They provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who requires support because of illness, disability or frail age.
Husbands, wives, partners, sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbours, children – carers come in all ages and from all walks of life.
Caring is a big responsibility and carers need to take a break now and then to rest, relieve stress, recharge their batteries, and look after their own affairs and wellbeing.
Silver Chain offers carers opportunities to do just that. We find ways for someone else to temporarily take over the caring tasks. Every carer’s needs are different, so we take a flexible approach to respond to those needs.
It’s impossible to over-state the importance of respite and the emotional, physical and financial relief it can offer to someone who is dedicated to caring for a loved one.
In Western Australia, around 310,000 people care for their loved ones. They live in metropolitan, regional and remote areas. Wherever they live, they face challenges in caring for their loved one at home.
Through support from people like you, we can deliver respite that makes a big difference in the lives of our precious carers.