Grandcare Program

Who is this service for?
Wanslea provides services for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren (full-time) on an informal basis.

How does it work?
Grandcare provides:

  • 1800 Information and Registration Line

This information line provides initial support and information for grandparents who have recently taken on the responsibilities of caring for their grandchildren.

Grandcarers can register on this phone line and will be sent details of their local support group, as well as other helpful information as required.

For example:

  1. who to speak to at Centrelink now that you are a Grandcarer
  2. who can help with children’s behaviour management difficulties
  3. how to negotiate some of your government/ legal problems
  4. who to turn to for other forms of assistance for you and your grandchildren

Support Groups

Currently there are nine support groups in Western Australia. They are located in:

  • Albany
  • Armadale
  • Belmont
  • Bunbury
  • Fremantle
  • Mandurah
  • Midvale
  • Mindarie
  • Mirrabooka
  • Northam
  • Rockingham

An important function of support groups is to help grandcarers overcome their feelings of isolation. Our support groups offer a friendly chat, a cup of tea and a chance to get to know others in similar circumstances. You can learn about local activities for yourself and for your grandchildren.

Contact Information
Please phone 1800 008 323 if you wish to know more about our Grandcare service.  All registration details are held confidentially and you can call for information any time during business hours.  The Grandcare services is provided throughout Western Australia. 

Click here for a copy of the Grandcare brochure.