Social services in Western Australia

For children and young people

Redkite
Redkite aims to ensure that every child and young person diagnosed with cancer in Australia is empowered to cope with the emotional, social and practical consequences. Support services include financial assistance, emotional support and education assistance.
Visit www.redkite.org.au

Camp Quality
Camp Quality is a children's charity that believe's in improving the quality of life for children living with cancer and their families through unrelenting optimism and the healing power of laughter.
Visit www.campquality.org.au

Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children. While health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight lifts the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.
Visit www.starlight.org.au

CanTeen Australia
CanTeen provides an Australia-wide peer support network for 12 to 24 year-olds who are living with cancer. CanTeen's belief is that young people are better able to cope with the uncertainties of a cancer diagnosis through meeting and talking with other young people who have had a similar experience.
Visit www.canteen.org.au

Livewire.org.au
Livewire.org.au is an online community designed just for young people living with a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their families. It is a safe online space where members can connect and share experiences with others who understand what they are going through.
Visit www.livewire.org.au

For families of children or young people with cancer

Kalparrin
Kalparrin helps families of children with disabilities and special needs by providing practical information and support, and connecting them with the services that they need. Kalparrin also helps families connect with other families in similar situations through Parent Link, and to take time out through regular respite activities.
Visit www.kalparrin.org.au

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMCH)
RMHC is an independent, non-profit organisation, that helps seriously ill children and their families when they need it most.
Visit www.rmhc.org.au

Compassionate Friends WA
Compassionate Friends (CF) offer friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child, of any age, from any cause. CF also offer support to relatives, friends and professionals who are helping a family. Please contact CF if you would like to receive some information, to come to a meeting or just to talk to someone who understands.
Visit www.compassionatefriendswa.org.au

General support services

The James Crofts Hope Foundation Inc
The Foundation is committed to providing assistance to people with brain tumours, their carers and their families, and also to the advancement of the treatment and research of these conditions.
Visit www.jamescroftshopefoundation.org.au

Carers WA
Carers WA is the peak body that represents the needs and interests of carers in Western Australia, and to achieve an improved quality of life for family carers in our state.
Visit www.carerswa.asn.au

Silverchain
Silverchain provides home care, palliative care, emergency care, family health care and other care services for people living in metropolitan, country and remote areas of Western Australia.
Visit www.silverchain.org.au