COVID-19 Update May 2022

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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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Meet Bethany – Cultural diversity Coordinator

For those who aren’t sure, can you explain your role? My role is to look at how Rocky…

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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’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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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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Getting assistive tech made easier

It is now easier to get mid-priced Assistive Technology (AT) items (valued between $1,500 and $15,000), thanks…

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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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Cian’s Cart

Students at Castlereagh Primary school will have something to look forward to this year, thanks to a…

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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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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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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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Family Fun Day wrap-up

Over 500 customers and their families came together on Saturday 11 December to celebrate a day of…

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A Blooming Business

Rocky Bay customer Debbie Briggs has carved herself a new venture in her business “Deb’s Silk Flowers’

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Geraldton Aquarena brings accessibility to locals

Accessing the Geraldton Aquarena has become much easier for people in the local community who live with…

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Long Awaited Respite at Parkland Retreat

While a pandemic has put most peoples’ travel plans on hold, for some, just getting away in…

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Cosy Cubbies a hit in Geraldton primary school

A collaboration between Geraldton’s Waggrakine Primary School and Rocky Bay Equipment has resulted in a win-win situation…

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Fremantle Futsal Club Giving Back

Fremantle Futsal Club and Spearwood Lions Futsal Club will go head to head on Friday 3 December…

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Meet Lynsey – Area Manager, Community

Meet Lynsey Monk, Rocky Bay’s Area Manager for Community, who is based at our Mosman Park hub….

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A new pathway back to Rocky Bay

Behaviour Support Practitioner, Ellie Lanyon, has had a long and wonderful relationship with Rocky Bay. As a…

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Meet Mariah – Advanced Clinician Occupational Therapist

Mariah Campana is one of our dedicated occupational therapists who works in the neuro rehabilitation space. She’s…

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This is OT Occupational Therapy Week

Participation – Inclusion – Independence: This is OT

We have an amazing team of occupational therapists at Rocky Bay. They can support you to open…

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A passion for people: Occupational Therapy careers at Rocky Bay

Our Occupational Therapy team open a world of everyday possibilities for our customers. Whatever the goal, our…

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Rocky Bay's marquee set up during Telethon Family Festival. The marquee is filled with Rocky Bay banners and flags Optus Stadium is in the background.

A fun-filled Telethon weekend

All of us at Rocky Bay were so excited to be involved with Telethon weekend as a…

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A passion for people – Clinical careers at Rocky Bay

At Rocky Bay, we’re always looking to create pathways and opportunities for our people so they can…

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Shift Housing Solutions Forum wrap-up

Shift Accessible Homes held a sold out Housing Solutions Forum and expo on Thursday 23 September which…

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Meet Kristy – Customer Experience and Insights Manager

In an effort to become even more customer focused, Rocky Bay have made a new addition to…

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The gift of safe transport for Tamati

Rocky Bay and the Carcione Foundation joined forces to bring safe, reliable and accessible transport to Warnbro…

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A passion for people – Clinical careers at Rocky Bay

At Rocky Bay, we always strive to support and develop our team to achieve their career potential…

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Launching Rocky Bay’s new video!

We are excited to launch Rocky Bay’s new organisational video, which highlights our various services, how we…

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Flying high at Perth Airport

We may not be jetting off to exotic places around the world just yet, but that doesn’t…

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Meet Howard – Rocky Bay Training Officer

Supporting someone living with a disability is one of the most important roles we can imagine, and…

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Telepractice research takes the stage at Rocky Bay

As Rocky Bay’s Telepractice Research Project Coordinator, Cloe Benz’s expertise is more in demand than ever, with…

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Meet Stephanie, and learn more about Support Coordination

Support Coordination helps to implement supports into a participant’s plan. Support Coordinators are independent advisers who can…

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Celebrating our Support Workers!

Friday 6 August is Support Worker Day at Rocky Bay! It’s a chance for us to recognise…

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There’s no place like home

Being able to welcome an experienced and skilled nurse into your home when you need care brings…

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Meet Joel – Rocky Bay Activities Coordinator

Meet Joel McKenna, Rocky Bay’s enthusiastic Activities Coordinator in our Community division. Joel has been with Rocky…

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NAIDOC Week at Rocky Bay!

A typical Makaru day did not deter enthusiastic guests from visiting Rocky Bay’s Mosman Park hub on…

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Rocky Bay welcomes new Chair

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Board member, Trent Bartlett, to the position of Chair…

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Meet Kris – Rocky Bay Fitness Officer

Meet Kris Ingham, Rocky Bay’s Fitness Officer, who has been supporting our customers with their fitness for…

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Rocky Bay artists’ exhibition success

The historic WA Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle provided the backdrop for the Rocky Bay Studio’s Ocean Meets…

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Meet Eamon – Rocky Bay Equipment Manager

Meet Eamon, Manager of Rocky Bay Equipment. Eamon and his team are based at our Cockburn Central…

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International Nurses Day

What does it mean to be a nurse at Rocky Bay? At Rocky Bay, we know there’s…

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Bryce and Judy’s special bond

Love, understanding and determination goes a long way to form great relationships, and while no relationship is…

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New tech changes Peggy’s life

Technology can be a wonderful thing, and no one knows that better than Peggy Harvey, who was…

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Claire snaps into business

Eighteen year-old Claire Ha has a very clear picture of what she would like to pursue as…

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Meet Michael – Rocky Bay cEO

If you’ve ever visited our Mosman Park hub, it’s likely you have met Rocky Bay’s CEO, Michael…

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Everything social skills

To shine a light on Autism Awareness Month, our Advanced Clinician in Socials Skills, Lauren Constantine, gives…

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Arabella’s Therapy journey

Eight-year-old Arabella Halls loves crafting, princesses, unicorns, fairies, mermaids, and most of all she loves the colour…

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Support Worker shifts offers Eunice flexibility

Eunice Agyapong has worked the past six months as a casual Support Worker at Rocky Bay’s specialist…

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Your new look Rocky Bay!

We are embarking upon a very exciting time as we reach new heights through the growth and…

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Telethon grant supports Rocky Bay families

Rocky Bay are excited to share that thanks to the generous support of the Channel 7 Telethon…

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School Holiday Family Camp

Fifteen families from across Perth descended on Rocky Bay’s first-ever School Holiday Family Camp in April for four days of seaside fun.

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Rocky Bay’s official launch in Geraldton

Rocky Bay officially launched the organisation’s first regional hub in Geraldton on Thursday 11 March, which will…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day celebrations kicked off early at Rocky Bay with an inaugural, sold-out event held for…

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Early Start Intervention Program – Program Coordinator Q&A

Ahead of Rare Disease Day, Rocky Bay are excited to have launched our Early Start Intervention Program…

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Meet Catherine – Program Development Coordinator for Community

Meet Catherine, Rocky Bay’s Program Development Coordinator for our Community team. Catherine’s first experience of Rocky Bay…

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Scott’s road to recovery

Scott Cameron, a 58-year-old father of three from Horrocks Beach, experienced a major life change following a…

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Opportunities open up for Dale

Twenty-three year-old Dale Cummings was eager to start working and earning a wage to help him build…

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A fresh start to the year for flourishing brothers

The New Year has started with a bang for brothers Ryan and Klive Saunders-Lawrence, thanks to their…

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Meet Portia – Rocky Bay Physiotherapist

Meet Portia, Rocky Bay’s Physiotherapist based at our new hub in Geraldton. Portia has been with Rocky…

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Rocky Bay now in Geraldton

Rocky Bay are excited to announce the opening of a new hub in Geraldton, which will initially…

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Emilio’s new-found independence

Three-year-old Emilio Jimenez-Lozano is now able to enjoy precious play time with his older brother, Javier, riding…

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Meet Penny – Community Team Leader (S.T.E.P)

Rocky Bay’s Community Team support our customers to build independence and provide opportunities for them to get…

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SafeWA at Rocky Bay

As an extra safety measure to help keep the community safe and control the spread of COVID-19,…

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How telepractice can support you

Rocky Bay is your partner in possibility, and our team of Allied Health professionals are ready to…

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Beach Wheelchair supports Nippers this summer

Rocky Bay has loaned a fully restored Beach Wheelchair to the Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club’s Starfish…

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Our new Rocky Bay Equipment Newsletter – out now!

Rocky Bay Equipment is proud to present to you the inaugural issue of the Tech Times. Inside…

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Christmas Family Fun!

Over 700 customers and their families came together to celebrate a day of festive fun in the…

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Melissa kicks work experience goals

This year has had a big impact on the way we live, work and access the community…

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Meet Amy – Advanced Clinician Assistive Technology

Having recently added Specialist Disability Accommodation and home modification assessments to a growing list of services, Rocky…

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NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission update

As part of Western Australia’s transition to the NDIS, from 1 December 2020 the National Quality and…

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Inaugural NAIDOC Week celebrations at Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay’s Mosman Park hub was a hive of activity on Thursday 12 November, with the organisation…

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Looking for better ways

Consistent with Rocky Bay’s commitment to always deliver customer-focused services, the on-boarding process for new customers with…

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Meet Chanel – Community Team Leader in Mandurah

If you receive Community services from Rocky Bay’s Mandurah hub, you would already be aware of the…

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Rocky Bay welcomes new Board member

Rocky Bay is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Tricia Murray AM to its Board. Experienced…

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Support Rocky Bay with Containers for Change

WA’s new drink container deposit scheme Containers for Change is here – and Rocky Bay are proud…

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Carers Week 2020 – A carer’s perspective

It’s National Carer’s Week from 11 to 17 October, a chance to recognise the 2.65 million unpaid…

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Our focus on accessible living

Having recently added home modification assessments and Specialist Disability Accommodation housing (SDA) to a growing list of…

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Rocky Bay in the Mid West

Rocky Bay is growing, and with great excitement, we are now open 424km north of Perth in…

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Mandurah Showcase delights guests

Rocky Bay’s Mandurah hub was a hive of activity on Thursday 8 October, with a visit from…

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Meet Violet – one of Rocky Bay’s Registered Nurses

Meet Violet Moyo, one of the wonderful Registered Nurses at Rocky Bay. Violet has been a Registered…

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Trike a hit at the Beach House!

Customer Bradley riding the Beach House trike Guests at the Beach House, Rocky Bay’s respite guest home…

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What’s in season?

Our Advanced Clinician Dietitian, Catherine Keane, shares her knowledge of what fruit and veg are in season…

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Rocky Bay celebrates 1,000 employees!

Rocky Bay has this week reached the incredible milestone of 1,000 active staff. A coordinated celebration was…

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What’s on the menu?

Testing snack foods sounds like anyone’s dream job, and Rocky Bay’s Speech Pathologists are doing just that…

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Meet Steph – Rocky Bay Neuro/Rehab Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathology Week, held from 23 to 29 August, recognises and promotes the work done by speech…

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Fenton flies high

Fenton D’Rozario was determined to reach his ultimate goal of indoor skydiving when he started his health…

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month. WHAT IS SMA? Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic…

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Thank you to our Disability Support Workers!

Friday 7 August is Disability Support Worker (DSW) Day at Rocky Bay! It is a chance for…

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Meet Daniella – Rocky Bay Physiotherapist with a focus on paediatrics

Did you know Rocky Bay has a dedicated physiotherapy service in Mandurah that focuses on paediatrics? Rocky…

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Lesley and Crystal ride again

Lesley, a Rocky Bay customer of nearly four years, has been able to continue her much loved…

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Why is fibre important?

Our Advanced Clinician Dietician, Catherine, shares some information about fibre and why it is so important for…

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