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Alzheimer's WA

Alzheimer’s WA is the peak body for dementia and Alzheimer’s support services in Perth and Western Australia.

  • Charity:Disabilities

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  • Established:1982

Description

For over 35 years we have been supporting the local community with information, education, training and much more, to help those with dementia thrive.


If you’ve recently been diagnosed with dementia and require help to learn to cope with living with memory loss or counselling, we can help.


Get in contact with our friendly team today, you can request a callback or contact us via email.

Cleft Palate and Lip Society of Western Australia

CleftPALS WA is a voluntary support group consisting of parents of children born with a cleft, adults born with a cleft and professionals who care for children born with cleft conditions. Our motto is the 'sharing helps'. We understand the difficulties, heartache and sometimes the shock that comes with having a child with a cleft lip/and or palate and are keen to help you as best we can.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities,Mental Health

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Description

 

The Cleft Palate and Lip Society (CleftPALS) was established to provide support, reassurance, and knowledge to parents and their families of a child born with a cleft condition. This was the vision when the support group seed was planted. The seed has grown over the years with branches in most states around Australia.

Way back in 1974, the days of flares and free love, CleftPALS was born in NSW. It all started when two friends had babies with a cleft at the same time. The friendship and support that they gleaned from each other was so helpful that they decided to share it with other parents.

In Western Australia it pretty much started the same way as in NSW.

The beginnings of CleftPALS WA harks back to 1971/72 and an orthodontist by the name of Dr William Brogan who suggested to the mum of a cleft-affected child getting all the other parents of cleft-affected children together on a regular basis for moral support and discussion forums.  Flyers were put up at Dr Brogans private rooms and soon there was enough interest to hold the first meeting, held with the kind continuing support of Dr Brogan at his private residence.  Turnout steadily increased to the point where a hall was hired to cater for all the interested people.
 
However the CleftPALS motto "The Sharing Helps" can be traced back even further to unsung everyday heros like local GP's who were the front-runners to the formalisatisation of such support groups, be it CleftPALS or other similar parent support organisations.  One such example was in the middle of the swinging 60's when a Carlisle GP noted that two of his patients were mums of cleft-affected children (born a few years apart) and only lived a few doors away from each other on the same street.  He recognised the benefit of introducing the mother of the older child to the mother of the 2 month old baby preparing for her child's first repair surgery, as bewildering and stressful today as it was back then!  At the doctors request Judy duly dropped by for a cuppa and a chat armed with pictures of her cleft-affected son, helping put Jessie's mind at ease as to what her and her daughter were about to undergo.  Jessie too saw the value of sharing and demystifying the journey to other mums and hence was one of the initial members of CleftPALS WA "paying it forward".
 
So, long before "The Sharing Helps" officially became the motto of CleftPALS WA there were people already living by its mantra.

The actual Cleft Palate and Lip Unit was started by Mr Harold McComb (Plastic Surgeon) in the mid 1950’s at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr William Brogan (Orthodontist) later joined him in the 1960’s.  They were infact channelling our motto “The Sharing Helps” and putting it out there, connecting mums to share and discuss long before the formal creation of CleftPALS WA.

Community Vision Inc

Community Vision Inc. provides services for people of all ages including seniors, veterans, children and people with disabilities in Perth's northern suburbs.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Aged Care,Disabilities,Veterans & Defence

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About Community Vision

At Community Vision we believe that everyone deserves assistance during times of vulnerability and have created our services to have a positive impact on both our clients and the wider community. It is our role to assist people live their life, their way.

Vision

Our vision is to create a stronger and more connected community.

Mission

We will be the trusted provider of services.

We are the Organisation that people go to and we are the benchmark in community care.

We improve the lives of people during times of vulnerability by filling the gaps that community no longer fills.

Values

Here at Community Vision we value:

  • Innovation
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Inclusivity

Community Vision’s culture, business and services demonstrate a passion for accountability and excellence in supporting people to live their live, their way.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in being part of our amazing volunteer group please send an email to the HR Department - [email protected] or contact us on (08) 9301 8222 to find out what volunteering opportunities may be available.

Special Olympics Western Australia

For the thousands of people with an intellectual disability in Western Australia, sport is a way of celebrating and transforming their lives.

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

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Description

 In sport, every effort is rewarded with a smile and every journey is more momentous than any victory.

Special Olympics Western Australia (SOWA) provides ongoing sports training and competition for children and adults living with an intellectual disability. Through the network of dedicated volunteers, our programs are offered in 9 sports across Western Australia.
Special Olympics Perth Metro North Region has been established for over 20 years and encompasses the northern corridor of Perth with over 250 members participating in 9 sports. In 2013 under new leadership and direction, the region’s committee will continue overseeing the ongoing sports programs and competition calendar.

“Our measure of excellence is not in breaking records, but in helping each of our athletes to achieve their personal best”
 

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy

Our vision is for a community celebrating possibilities and achieving dreams, for communities in which all people exercise choice and are full participants.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Disabilities,Employment & Training,Family,Fundraising,Local Community

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Description

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. It can be as mild as just a weakness in one hand, ranging to an almost complete lack of movement.

The Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The Centre) offers a wide range of specialised therapies, innovative technology and equipment options, employment opportunities, social and recreational options and housing and respite options to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Our focus and commitment is to enable individuals to be independent, make decisions on all aspects of their lives and above all to have as much choice as possible.

We are committed to working with individuals and families towards achieving their goals and dreams and we offer our unique knowledge and experience to assist with this. 

We believe that having strong connections with local communities is important to individuals and families and we work hard to facilitate these connections.


Key facts about cerebral palsy:

There is no pre-birth test
It is a permanent condition
It is non-progressive, however can be a changing condition
There is no known cure
Incidence and severity are on the increase
Worldwide more than 15 million people have cerebral palsy
There are 33,000 people with cerebral palsy in Australia
3,500 of these live in Western Australia
In Australia, a child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 hours 

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