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Everyday abilities in action

As your partner in possibility, our goal is to help you participate in a life you want to live. Take a look at some of the most recent ways we’ve put everyday abilities into action.

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Sam’s journey from Workforce to HR

When Sam Caird applied for a job in Rocky Bay’s workforce team, she didn’t think that two…

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A bright orange, pink and green fishtank, home to four aquatic snails!

Fish tank transformation

The Studio at our Mosman Park hub is a place of creativity, so it was important that…

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Rocky Bay executive and NAB Board Members and WA Senior Management pose for a group photo at SDA in Gosnells.

Celebrating SDA success With NAB

Rocky Bay’s Executive team recently welcomed NAB Board members and WA Senior Management for an exclusive tour…

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Meet Penny, Carer Champion

As of Thursday 13th June, federal funding for the Carer Gateway program will end. This means our…

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Rocky Bay customer Jason smiling at the camera and in front of a SDA development.

Jason’s Journey into Specialist Disability Accommodation

As November approaches, Rocky Bay customer Jason is nearing a significant transition in his life. After 38…

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Explore Speech Pathology at Rocky Bay

Discover a career in Speech Pathology at Rocky Bay, where every day is filled with opportunity and…

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Rocky Bay staff members Kelly-Anne and Cristina at the Telethon grant breakfast. They are smiling at the camera and holding a sign with the Rocky Bay and Telethon logo.

Meet Cristina, ESIP Coordinator

Last week, we were thrilled to receive the exciting news that Rocky Bay has been selected as…

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Rocky Bay customer Rachel is sitting at a keyboard and singing

Rachel making waves in Perth’s art and music community

Making waves in Perth’s art and music community is Rocky Bay customer Rachel, a talented pianist and…

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Welcoming Mayur Joshi from Tasmania!

Rocky Bay’s Mandurah Hub recently welcomed Mayur Joshi in the role of Advanced Clinician Physiotherapist, where he…

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Therapy from the comfort of home

Rocky Bay customer Jasmine now has an extra therapy session per week, thanks to the Motorised SupaPedal…

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Meet Abby, Community Team Leader!

We’re excited to showcase the dedicated Community Leadership team at Joondalup! Community Team Leaders handle a wide…

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Graduates leading the way with research projects

Rocky Bay is empowering the newest minds in the industry to champion research projects aimed at enhancing…

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Customer sitting down and painting a canvas with bright colours.

The Wishing Tree helping Darryl create magic

The Wishing Tree has created magic again, granting customer Darryl new art materials, helping him paint the…

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Gloria’s Generous Gift

Many women inspire us every day and one of these women is Gloria Ann Carr-Wilson. Gloria supported…

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Rocky Bay Physiotherapist Ty with customer Thomas.

Rocky Bay’s ESIP Making Strides on Rare Diseases Day

Today is Rare Diseases Day – a day to raise awareness for the 300 million people worldwide…

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Rocky Bay staff member Jennifer is sitting on a chair and smiling at the camera. There is text overlaid 'Meet Jennifer.'

Meet Jennifer, Leader at Rocky Bay’s Bush Retreat

At Rocky Bay, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to our customers, made possible…

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‘Our Secret Garden’ Shines at FRINGEWORLD

Rocky Bay partnered with FRINGE WORLD for another year, Providing the Studio artists with an opportunity to…

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Making Phuket possible

In November of 2023, two Rocky Bay Supported Accommodation customers took flight to a tropical holiday destination. Customer…

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Meet Kay: A Decade of Disability Support Leadership

Meet Kay, our newest Team Leader at Rocky Bay, with a decade of experience in the industry….

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Rocky Bay STEP Mentor Yasmeen and customer Rhys. They are looking at a computer screen together.

Transforming lives through employment pathways

We’re shining a spotlight on Yasmeen, a remarkable member of our Stages to Employment Pathway (S.T.E.P) team….

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Rocky Bay Studio Artist Carolyn is smiling at the camera.

Rocky Bay artists’ work blooms in FRINGE WORLD exhibition   

Rocky Bay and Perth’s FRINGE WORLD Festival team up to showcase ‘Our Secret Garden’ – a group…

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Celebrating family fun!

 Rocky Bay held its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday 2 December, an entertainment filled day for…

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Meet Ethan, our newest Geraldton Physio!

Ethan is our newest Physiotherapist based up in Geraldton and has been working as a physio for…

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Meet Ellen, Rocky Bay Graduate

Ellen, a participant in Rocky Bay’s new Graduate Program, shares her journey from university student to speech…

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Holiday Season Operating Hours.

With the holiday season coming up, our Operating Hours for 23 December 2023 – 1 January 2024…

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Rocky Bay Joondalup Hub Officially Opens!

Huge thanks to everyone who came and celebrated the official opening of our Joondalup Hub! We opened…

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Meet Kim!

Meet Kimberley Spence, our dedicated Team Leader at 62 McCabe Street Supported Accommodation with a remarkable five-year…

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SHIFT Celebrates First SDA Display Home

A big thank you to everyone who joined the Grand Opening of SHIFT Accessible Homes brand-new Display…

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Meet Sophie!

Meet Sophie, a vibrant and talented Occupational Therapist, and a proud participant in Rocky Bay’s new graduate program

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World Occupational Therapy Day!

Image, left to right Jess (Clinical Operations Manager), Laura (Clinical Advisor), Ashleigh (Occupational Therapist) and Estelle (Occupational…

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Meet Ty Kowalski, Advanced Clinician Physiotherapist

Ty Kowalski, Advanced Clinician Physiotherapist, has been working at Rocky Bay for the past five years. Ty…

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Rocky Bay welcomes Planning Minister to headquarters

To coincide with our 85th anniversary celebrations, Rocky Bay welcomed the Hon. John Carey MLA, Minister for…

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Meet Brooke Toia, Clinical Operations Manager

Meet Brooke Toia, our Clinical Operations Managers based at Lady Lawley Cottage in Cottesloe – our dedicated children and youth hub. 

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The road to safety with Constable Care

Nine Rocky Bay customers are now experts in road safety, thanks to Constable Care Safety School and Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree.

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Meet Jodi Power, Support Worker

Meet Jodi, one of our dedicated Support Workers at our supported accommodation home in Lockridge. In May…

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Rocky Bay celebrates 85 Years!

We are so excited to celebrate our 85th anniversary on 6 September 2023!  Rocky Bay has seen…

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Support worker Sheree Pearce standing in front of the mural of colourful wings. She is wearing a purple Mickey Mouse shirt with a light pink jumper and her Rocky Bay lanyard on.

Recognising our support workers

On 14 August, we proudly celebrate Support Worker Recognition Day, which recognises the dedication and consistent efforts…

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Meet Emily Turner, Speech Pathologist

Meet Emily Turner, Speech Pathologist Clinical Advisor based at Rocky Bay’s Mosman Park hub. Emily started her…

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Robyn Collard (centre) with grandsons Tryse and Albert on either side. They are standing in the Rocky Bay garden.

Rocky Bay celebrates First Nations

The Makuru weather made way for the sunshine on Friday 7 July as we hosted our annual…

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Meet Michele & Emma – Referrals and Transitions Managers

Meet Michele Hodgson and Emma Holloway, Referrals and Transitions Managers in our Supported Accommodation team. They work…

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Welcome to the Board Ms Kerry Harris

Rocky Bay is delighted to introduce Ms Kerry Harris as the newest addition to its valued Board…

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The image is a render of the proposed Belmont Hub.

Plans for our new health and community facility in Belmont approved!

Imagine a future where people with disability and members of the community come together at an inclusive…

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Meet Ashleigh, Speech Pathologist Clinical Advisor

Meet Ashleigh O’Callaghan-Sear, Speech Pathologist Clinical Advisor at our new Joondalup hub. Ashleigh has worked in speech…

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Besties blaze a trail to tropical bliss

In a first for any Rocky Bay supported accommodation house, our team supported house mates and good…

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Harper with her therapist in her home. She is wearing a colourful top and sitting at a table.

Harper unlocks her potential with Rocky Bay

Seven year-old Harper Richards has been making amazing progress since she started receiving speech pathology and occupational…

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Meet Kim – Rocky Bay Support Worker

Meet Kim Meagher, Support Worker in our supported accommodation in Eden Hills. Kim has worked in the…

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Rocky Bay welcomes our new Patrons

We are delighted to announce His Excellency The Honourable Chris Dawson AC APM, Governor of Western Australia,…

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Photo of Advanced Clinician Speech Pathologist Liz Baird. Liz is smiling and looking at the camera.

Meet Liz – Advanced Clinician Speech Pathologist

Learn more about Neurodiversity Neurodiversity Celebration Week was recognised worldwide from 13 to 19 March. The aim…

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Artist Blaz with Rocky Bay Support Worker Meagan in the Studio. Blaz's colourful artwork is featured on an easel next to Meagan

Blaz’s art dreams become reality

Blaz Delic, a 67-year-old Perth creative, is now an official exhibiting artist, sharing his years of creative…

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Rocky Bay Board member Miriam Borthwick, Wheelchair Basetballer Amber Merritt, CEO of RUAH Debra Zanella and CEO of Brightwater Care Group Catherine Stoddart

Women at the forefront at Rocky Bay

(Above L-R: Rocky Bay Board Member, Miriam Borthwick, Wheelchair Basketballer Amber Merritt, CEO RUAH Community Services Debra…

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Lady Lawley Cottage Update

Rocky Bay is proud to announce our newest facility – Lady Lawley Cottage in Cottesloe – has…

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A home of one’s own

Moving out on your own is an exciting step toward a more independent life, something that 56-year-old…

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The image is an artists impression of Rocky Bay's future Belmont site. There is text that says 'Our Future.'

Development Application for Belmont submitted

Rocky Bay’s plans for a one-of-a-kind disability, health and community facility are one step closer to becoming…

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John Carey MLA, Rocky Bay artist Hamish Lamont, and CEO Michael Tait stand in front of artwork at the "Our Story" exhibition at QT Hotel

Success for our artists in first Fringe exhibition

The QT Hotel in Perth’s CBD provided a contemporary setting for the opening night of the Rocky…

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Navigating Small Budgets and NDIS Reviews

Navigating NDIS plan reviews can be a real challenge for some people. Many NDIS plans are being…

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School’s Out holiday Program

School’s Out is a fun, interactive environment where our school aged customers can come and enjoy a…

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Meet Vicki – Team Leader (Yangebup SDA)

Meet Victoria (aka Vicki) Duffy, Team leader at our brand new specialist disability accommodation (SDA) in Yangebup,…

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Our Story – a Rocky Bay Studio Exhibition

Rocky Bay are proud to present ‘Our Story’ – a showcase of artwork by 29 artists living…

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Meet Gemma – Marketing Officer

Meet Gemma Lovitt, Marketing Officer at Rocky Bay! Gemma has an extensive background in e-commerce and marketing…

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Inspiring sister helps break down barriers

Macey Cikarela always dreamt of becoming an author and illustrator, and at the age ofjust nine, she…

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A family of five pose with two festive stilt walkers at Rocky Bay's Family Fun Day event

Family Fun at Rocky Bay

Big celebrations were had at our Mosman Park hub on Saturday 3 December where over 600 Rocky…

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Nicole working at Woodvale Library. She is pushing a trolley of books and smiling at the camera.

Nicole’s supportive new base in Joondalup

For Nicole Briggs, accessing therapy and community supports, and readying herself for employment, has just become a…

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Joondalup now open!

Rocky Bay’s new Joondalup hub is now open for business! The hub offers community services, therapy services including…

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Meet Alvaro – ICT Infrastructure Manager

Meet Alvaro Huertas, ICT Infrastructure Manager at Rocky Bay! In his role, Alvaro is responsible for ensuring…

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Our 2027 Special Olympics ambassador

Perth has been shortlisted to host the Special Olympics World Games in 2027 – one of the…

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Tour new SDA in 3D!

Step inside and take a self guided tour of Perth’s latest state-of-the-art SDA properties at Yangebup. This…

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Meet Glenn – Design Manager

Meet Glenn Howe, Design Manager at Shift Accessible Homes – a wholly owned subsidiary of Rocky Bay….

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The opening of Shift and Rocky Bay's new SDA, attended by customers, the Shift team and dignitaries

Shift opens the doors to two new SDAs!

In October, Rocky Bay and Shift Accessible Homes opened two brand new Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA) developments…

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Michael Tait with Brook McGowan Director at Hames Sharley and Principal Andrew Tang-Smith

Concepts unveiled for newly acquired Belmont site

Rocky Bay is excited to announce it has partnered with architect and design firm Hames Sharley to…

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Rocky Bay customer cooking a meal at Food Bank in a healthy eating program

Healthy food for all abilities

Feeling healthy and happy is so imperative to leading a fulfilling life, and we all deserve to…

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Community Services Info Night

Navigating the NDIS can sometimes be complicated, confusing, and feel like a bit of an uphill battle….

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A young boy is sitting on a white horse during hippotherapy. He is surrounded by four people who are assisting.

Meet Ellen – Physiotherapist

Meet Ellen Phillips, one of our experienced Physiotherapists at Rocky Bay!  Ellen joined Rocky Bay three years…

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Joondalup hub coming soon

We are thrilled to share that our new hub in Joondalup is due to open at the…

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Welcome Home!

Wednesday the 28th September 2022 will see some of our Rocky Bay customers move into their own…

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Young boy Anthony smiles at the camera wearing a blue horse riding helmet. In the background is an equistrian facility with a horse and several helpers walking beside it.

Anthony canters to success with hippotherapy

September 8 was World Physical Therapy Day – a day to acknowledge the hard work and dedication…

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Podiatry appointments available!

Forget long waitlists to get your feet the help they need – Rocky Bay’s Podiatry team have…

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No waitlist for Paediatric Continence Nurse!

Rocky Bay has an exceptional Paediatric Continence Nurse in Rob Dyke. Rob has been a Paediatric Nurse…

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Find your place with Rocky Bay

We are so excited to share with you Rocky Bay’s very first television advertisement for recruitment, appearing…

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Ramishka Thilakaratne

Meet Ramishka – Clinical Advisor, Speech Pathologist

We have an amazing clinical team based at our Rockingham hub who support our customers to achieve…

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Help shape Rocky Bay’s future holiday program!

We are very excited to be working in partnership on a community inclusion project with the Presbyterian…

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Young girl Angel in a white shirt with a 'Kids Helping Kids' logo

Angel makes a difference

Living with a disability can be a challenging road, with many hurdles along the way. The resilience…

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Support worker Illeanna is sitting at a table next to resident James

A passion for support work

Support workers are the backbone of any disability organisation. Support work can be equally rewarding as it…

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Representatives from Glide Products with Rocky Bay CEO Michael Tait and General Manager Strategy and Governance, Trevis Lawton

New partnership to benefit our customers

Rocky Bay is delighted to announce a new partnership with Glide Products, with Rocky Bay Equipment to…

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Robyn Collard and Toby leading the Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony for NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week at Rocky Bay

The sun came out on a winter’s day for our NAIDOC celebration, which took place in the…

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Mailey gets creative for NAIDOC Week

Nineteen year-old Mailey Kelly leaned into his artistic talents when he began a journey of discovery with…

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Meet Craig – Lead Support Worker

Meet Craig, a Lead Support Worker based in our Community division who has dedicated a very impressive…

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Will at work as Peer Researcher

Will’s step into meaningful employment

One of Rocky Bay’s latest recruits in the Clinical team, Peer Researcher Will Scott-Jeffs, joined the organisation…

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Autism Awareness Month

Rocky Bay is delighted to be a recipient of funding from Telethon to once again provide AusSwim…

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Erin with her family

Meet Erin – Allied Health Team Leader (Mandurah)

Meet Erin, our Allied Health Team Lead based at our Mandurah hub. Erin is a physiotherapist and…

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Physiotherapists Monique and Elise

Telethon grant to support children with autism at Rocky Bay

We are thrilled, for the second year running, to be one of 97 beneficiary organisations sharing in…

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Paul Barnett, at Geraldton pool, shows off his gold and bronze Paralympic medals

Gold worthy peer support

Being able to see the world through the eyes of others is an important element in supporting…

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Meet Kristina – Rocky Bay Dietitian

Kristina Davey is Rocky Bay’s newest Dietitian, and has been partnering with our customers since late 2021…

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Group photo of Rocky Bay's 2021 Star Award winners. On far left is CEO Michael Tait and far right Chairperson Trent Bartlett

Celebrating our 2021 Star Award winners

On 11 March we celebrated our outstanding employees of 2021 at a small Star Awards ceremony, held…

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Fenton stands in front of a red helicopter whivh is perched on the grass near Crown Perth

Smooth sailing, high flying for Fenton

Fenton D’Rozario has had an epic start to 2022, ticking off two massive goals from his adventurous…

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Sam is wearing a grey t-shirt and is standing next to and Ash, who is wearing a white t-shirt. There is pink Rocky Bay signage behind them.

Meet Samantha and Ashlee – Lead Support Workers

Meet Samantha (Sam) Gulliver and Ashlee (Ash) Lock, Lead Support Workers based at The Country House, Rocky…

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Evanee sits on her modified trike with a red helmet and is smiling

A wait worthwhile for Evanee

Most of us know what excitement a new bike brings to a five year-old, but for Evanee…

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Daniel and Julie-Anne stand in front of the Leeuwin after disembarking with their luggage

Daniel’s ultimate dockside adventure

Daniel Simmons and his mum, Julie-Anne, were met with perfect sea weather as they boarded the Leeuwin…

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Kathy is wearing a teal coloured blouse and a black cardigan

Meet Kathy – Support Coordinator NDIS

Meet Kathy Muggridge, one of our dedicated Support Coordinators, who supports people with getting the most out…

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Alex standing in front of a Pentanet branded sports car

A step into the world of tech

The world of technology opened its doors to customer, Alex McDonagh recently, when internet service provider, Pentanet,…

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Jasmeet volunteering as a face painter at a local Geraldton community event

Meet Jasmeet – Allied Health Team Leader (Geraldton hub)

Meet Jasmeet Flora-Drage, Allied Health Team Leader at our Geraldton hub! Jasmeet joined our team in mid-2021…

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