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Arthritis & Osteoporosis Western Australia

The objective of Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA is to reduce the incidence and disabling effects of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions in the people of WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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Description

The Western Australian Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation (WAARF) was inaugurated in October 1972, as a non-government organisation, through the efforts of Drs Phyllis Goatcher, Evan Owen and Roger Dawkins. Its first home was an office freely offered by the ANZ Bank in Murray St. Its main aims were care, education and research.

In 1991, the organisation's name was updated and changed to its present form. From this modest beginning, the Foundation opened its own custom built Resource Centre in 1994 after a successful Capital Fundraising Appeal, naming the building after Mr Bill Wyllie in appreciation of his significant personal contribution.

In addition to staff offices, the Wyllie Arthritis Centre houses a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, seminar and board rooms, café, book shop and leased office space to other tenants. Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA offers a range of support groups and branches which have evolved from the self-help courses conducted over the years. As the population ages, the incidence of arthritis, an umbrella term for over 100 types of disease, is increasing at alarming rates and in 2004 was made the 7th Health Priority by the Federal Government enabling state wide Foundations to benefit by access to government funding.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA adheres to the The West Australian Carers Charter. 

Association for the Blind of WA

Established in 1913, the Association for the Blind of WA – Guide Dogs WA has provided life changing services to Western Australians living with blindness and vision impairment for almost a century.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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We provide direct, individualised and group-based services to more than 4,000 clients each year. Our clients range from newborn babies to seniors in their nineties and their families and carers.

Our services help people to:
Minimise the effects of vision loss and remain independent
Achieve the highest level of participation in daily life consistent with their expectations, abilities and desires
Bring about change in society that promotes this level of participation.
Confidence, wellness and connection underpin our holistic approach to providing these services. We believe in a service and working environment that promotes excellence, honesty, dignity, respect, integrity, courtesy and fairness.

Our vision is that people who are blind or vision impaired share a quality of life equal to other Western Australians.

Our mission is to maximise the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired by building confidence, promoting wellness, and creating connection.

Approximately 25% of our clients live in regional areas of the State. Our services are provided from our main office in Victoria Park, through regional offices located in Albany, Bunbury, Geraldton and Mandurah, and through visiting service programs in other rural areas of the State. 

Citizen Advocacy Perth West

Citizen Advocacy Perth West is a not for profit organisation which aims to promote, facilitate and support advocacy for people with disabilities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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Deafblind Information by Senses Australia

Deafblindness is a condition that includes both hearing and visual impairments that affects many Australians. Therefore, it's important to have an easily accessible resource available to them.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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There are many stories of people who are deafblind who, despite the challenges, learn communication systems and strategies to overcome those daily hurdles in life. Deafblind Information is an innovative site with access to up-to-date information for individuals living with a combination of vision and hearing impairments, their families and support members, as well as the professionals and support providers.

If you are looking to learn more about deadblindness or to find deafblind support services in your local community around Australia, visit the Deafblind Information website, the leading online resource for deafblind information.

Down Syndrome WA

Down Syndrome WA's vision is that people with Down syndrome live a life of their choice and make their contribution to the community.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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People with Down syndrome have individual personalities, strengths, interests and skills. Support from those who share their lives and positive attitudes of the broader community help shape the kinds of lives they can enjoy. Down Syndrome WA is committed to enriching the lives of people with Down syndrome and supporting a life of possibilities.

own Syndrome WA is a family organisation, founded in 1986 by families looking for mutual support and information, and still providing unique supports to families.

The Association's membership is largely made up of families, and most Board & Staff members and many of our volunteers as well, are parents who have a son or daughter with Down syndrome. This enables us to provide specialised supports with a unique parent perspective.

As a result of our community program, more people who work with or support people with Down syndrome, or people who just want to make a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome, are becoming involved with our organisation. This is reflected in the contributions being made at Board level and in our membership.
 

Dreamfit

Making Dreams Possible for People with Disabilities through Innovative Engineering Solutions

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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Description

Our skilled and passionate team are committed to supporting people with disabilities to get out and try new activities, engage in their community and overcome challenges in their everyday life. 

Our unique service brings together knowledge, experience and skills from a diverse range of fields to provide the best possible outcome for our clients. We are committed to not reinventing the wheel, so we focus on providing equipment solutions that are not readily available, such as sourcing specialised equipment from across the world or custom designing and building equipment from the ground up.

Dreamfit is dedicated to working with people with all types of disabilities, all ages and all levels of ability across Australia. 

Ear Science Institute Australia

A commitment to improving the quality of life of people with ear, balance and associated disorders.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Education & Training

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Description

The team at the Ear Science Institute Australia (ESIA) is dedicated to improving ear and hearing outcomes through education and translational research (bed-to-bench-to-bed) that is multi-disciplinary in nature.

We are uniquely placed to provide evidence based service excellence when addressing hearing loss issues.

We draw on:

  • Our mandate in research, education and training
  • A dedicated team of experts
  • National and international networks
  • Skills from many fields including otolaryngology, audiology, engineering, computer science and molecular and cellular sciences.
     

Paraplegic Quadriplegic Association of WA

For over 50 years, the Paraplegic Quadriplegic Association of WA (Inc.) has been serving members of the Western Australian community afflicted with spinal cord paralysis or disease and related conditions. In addition, the Association provides advice, information and advocacy to enable people with a range of disabilities to participate in community life.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Employment & Training

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An important complimentary service provided by the Association is vocational training, personal skills development and employment opportunities to persons with a disability seeking to enhance their valued role in the community.

The Association can trace its beginnings back to a meeting in November, 1955 attended by paraplegic patients from the Royal Perth Hospital Spinal Unit, medical practitioners and nurses to discuss opportunities for spinal cord injured persons after the acute phase of their hospitalisation. During the Association's early years, sport was seen as having an important role in rehabilitation and as a means of promoting the abilities of people with paraplegia. This activity resulted in a team of paraplegic athletes form across Australia competing in the 1957 Stoke Mandeville Games in the United Kingdom.

The Association was incorporated in 1959 as the Paraplegic Association of WA (Inc). One of the early aims of the Association was to provide a hostel for persons with paraplegia seeking to re-establish themselves in community living. A house was bought in Subiaco in 1960 and converted to accommodate ten persons. A small workshop was established in an outbuilding to provide vocational employment. The house was named Jack O'Keefe Hostel in memory of the Association's first President.

 

Perth Legacy

Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Financial & Legal,Veterans & Defence

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Legacy is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans. Today Legacy's caring and compassionate service assists around 65,000 widow(er)s and 1,800 children children and dependants with a disability. Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.

Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:

 

  • the protection of individuals and families basic needs;
  • advocating for their entitlements, rights and benefits;
  • assisting families through bereavement; and
  • helping people thrive, despite their adversity and loss. 

Senses Australia

Senses Australia is one of WA's oldest charities & has been providing services since 1895. Now a world class disability services provider with a mission of ending the isolation for people of all ages.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Fundraising

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Ending the Isolation across Western Australia.

Senses Australia is one of Western Australia’s oldest charities and has been providing services to the Western Australian community since 1895. Now a world class disability services provider which holds the highest ethical standards and strives for excellence in all it does, with a mission of ending the isolation for people of all ages living with disability across Western Australia. Our purpose is to provide ongoing support to families and individuals of all ages to meet their goals and aspirations.

Senses Australia is built on the values of RESPECT, INTEGRITY, INNOVATION and EXCELLENCE, which guide us in everything we do. We provide vital services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including respite, therapy, assistance to live in the community and unique services for people who are deafblind or who have the dual sensory disability of vision and hearing.

We at Senses Australia want to support families and each individual with disability to live life in the way that they choose. We invite you to help end the isolation by supporting Senses Australia provide the much needed services and support to West Australians living with disability and their families.

Symphony of Hope: Hope For Matilda

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to courageous toddler Matilda Page.

  • Type:Charity
  • Local Clubs:Music
  • Charity:Disabilities,Health

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  • Established:2013
  • Arts:Music,Youth

Description

In celebration of Matilda Page’s second birthday, the South Side Symphony Orchestra (SSSO), is hosting a Symphony of Hope on 15 June.

This matinee concert is to raise vital medical research funds in the fight against Sanfilippo Syndrome – the rare and sadly fatal genetic condition Matilda Page was diagnosed with when she was just 3 months old.

Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to the courageous Page family. Concert-goers will be helping to bring Hope to Matilda and a generation of children just like her.

Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person, $5 per child or $55 per family at www.sanfilippo.org.au/symphonyhope. There are also concession rates available.

 

UnitingCare West

UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of tens of thousands of Western Australians every year.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aboriginal,Disabilities,Drugs & Alcohol,Family,Fundraising,Housing & Homeless,Mental Health

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UnitingCare West is a community services agency of the Uniting Church that touches the lives of thousands of WA families and individuals each year.

UnitingCare West provides a diverse range of holistic programs which enable those most in need in the WA community to belong and thrive. UnitingCare West operates over 35 community service programs from 17 sites across WA, reaching as far north as Merriwa and as far south as Great Southern. UnitingCare West’s innovative and creative services seek to work in partnership with and meet the needs of those most disadvantaged and marginalised in our community to create justice, hope and opportunity for all. UnitingCare West’s work is based on the values of empathy, respect, inclusiveness, integrity and commitment

Programs include: accommodation for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness; community based recreation and respite for carers and people who are living with a disability; community engagement and social inclusion; community mental health; crisis accommodation and transitional housing; a day centre for marginalised individuals and people experiencing homelessness; financial counselling and emergency relief; family preservation and re-unification; foster care for children and young adults; food rescue and food provision; group and transition homes for adults who are living with a disability; housing support for people experiencing mental health challenges; peer support for young people; regional and rural support for young people with diverse sexuality and gender; transition and re-entry support for ex-offenders; as well as a women’s refuge.  In addition, UnitingCare West runs The Warehouse Café, an activity for social benefit where participants from UnitingCare West’s Community Options program are given opportunities for community connection, building life skills, training, and the possibility to move into open employment. 

Variety WA

Variety WA is all about empowering Western Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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Description

With the help of dedicated volunteers, and generous individual and corporate supporters, Variety offers freedom, care and a future to WA kids in need through grants of tangible items to individual children and families, as well as the funding of major projects for children’s hospital wards, special schools and other children’s support groups.

Variety WA began in 1980 and, since then, has raised and given away more than $20 million to enrich the lives of children in need. Funds are raised each year through a range of unique events including the iconic Variety Bash, Variety Bike Run and Variety 4WD Challenge, as well as the quirky Variety Santa Fun Run, many generous corporate sponsorships and individual donations from the community.

Variety WA operates with a small but dedicated team of staff in our office in Victoria Park, with volunteers spread throughout the state. Our Midwest, Pilbara and Goldfields branches, located in Geraldton, Port Hedland and Kalgoorlie respectively, are largely volunteer run, with local supporters and donors raising funds to deliver help back to local children in need. 

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