Rocky Bay are excited to announce the opening of a new hub in Clarkson, which will see the delivery of professional and passionate disability services to the community in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Adults and children living with disability who live near Clarkson will now have access to Rocky Bay’s services, including physio, speech and occupational therapy, therapy groups, psychology, recreational supports, life skills and social work services, as well as NDIS Support Coordination.
Rocky Bay CEO Mr Michael Tait said the opening of the Clarkson site would complete the organisation’s planned network of hubs to guarantee quality services and support are accessible to all people living with disability in Perth.
“Perth is currently experiencing unmet service needs in the northern suburbs, with those requiring disability support on waiting lists of up to two years,” Mr Tait said.
“Through Rocky Bay’s Satellite Strategy, we have committed to making sure those living with disability have access to the vital services they require close to home.
“Through the development of hubs across the Perth metropolitan area, Rocky Bay are now within 20 minutes of customers and able to fill a much-needed gap in disability support and services provision,” he added.
“With more than 1,800 people expected to be eligible to receive NDIS services in Perth’s northern suburbs, it is vital easily accessible disability services are made available.”
Anthony Gangemi (14), a previous Rocky Bay customer who used the Cockburn hub for autism services and support for three years, has not received any type of disability services for almost three and a half years since his family moved to Two Rocks.
The family were required to quit their jobs and relocate north so they could be close to a suitable community and high school that would meet Anthony’s needs and make him feel comfortable.
Nicole Gangemi, Anthony’s mother, said Anthony was forced to go without support and services as there were no providers available to them in Perth’s north that didn’t have a long waitlist or weren’t extremely expensive.
“We can’t wait to start accessing Rocky Bay’s Clarkson hub – it’s long overdue and will be really well-received by the community,” Mrs Gangemi said.
“It will be so nice to have people who understand Anthony, and we can go back to having all his supports in one place which is also close to home,” she added.
“I’m looking forward to seeing our old therapists and the familiar faces that Anthony grew up with, and having a diverse range of services available in one location.”
Anthony will be re-joining Rocky Bay as soon as the Clarkson doors open.
Rocky Bay has hubs located in Ascot, Clarkson, Cockburn, Mandurah, Gosnells, Rockingham and Duncraig, adding to the original headquarters located in Mosman Park.
It is anticipated the NDIS will roll-out in Perth’s north metropolitan region, encompassing the local government areas of Joondalup and Wanneroo, from 1 May 2019.
For more information on the services available at Rocky Bay’s Clarkson hub located at 3/61 Key Largo Drive, please call 9383 6113 or email [email protected]