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    Crisis Care

    Tel (08) 9223 1111

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    Grandcarers Support Scheme

    Tel 1800 794 909

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    Education and Care Services

    Tel (08) 6210 3333

    Freecall 1800 199 383

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    Seniors

    Tel (08) 6551 8800

    Country 1800 671 233

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    Carers

    Tel 1800 007 332

    8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

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    Tel 1800 199 174

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    Parents

    Tel (08) 6279 1200

    or 1800 654 432

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Winners crowned at circus celebration

WA Children’s Award winners recognised at carnival ceremony under the Big Top. more

Children treated to smorgasbord of events

Children’s Week celebrations kick off with a Family Fun Day at Whiteman Park, Perth. more

Grants support Seniors Week fun

A Seniors Week ball in Mandurah, a Kimberley cultural boat trip and a Beatles tribute concert in the Wheatbelt are just some of the events made possible by the 2014 Seniors Week Community Grants Program. more

WA Seniors Awards finalists announced

A grandcarer of five, an inspirational octogenarian rower and an advocate for seniors in a remote Aboriginal community are among the finalists of this year’s WA Seniors Awards. more

Queensland council visit explores collaboration

The Department of Local Government and Communities is exploring new ways to boost collaboration between councils and community groups following a visit from representatives of Queensland’s Logan City Council. more

Seniors to make savings with Discount Directory

WA Seniors Card holders who pick up a copy of the latest Seniors Card Discount Directory will have access to information on more than $1,000 worth of State Government concessions and business discounts throughout WA. more

WA's first telephone helpline has been launched to help tackle elder abuse.

Elder abuse is the exploitation of older people and it can take many forms. Find out more

Funding to benefit youth in south-eastern suburbs

The Department of Local Government and Communities has given a major funding boost to a project aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal children and young people. more

Director General’s Report - August 2014 now available

The Director General's Report – August 2014 edition is now available online. The report highlights the recent events and activities of the Department of Local Government and Communities. more

UWA Early Learning Centre has been awarded the first ‘Excellent’ rating for a Western Australian education and care service

Community Services Minister Tony Simpson made the presentation to the centre’s manager, Joanne Powell. The centre holds up to 100 children and has been praised for its partnerships with research organisations. more