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What’s cooking in the Studio

30th November 2018

Every Monday and Thursday, Rocky Bay’s Mosman Park site is filled with the delicious scent of home cooking wafting from the Studio. Twice a week our customers, with the support of the Leisure, Lifestyle and Learning team, come together for the Studio’s cooking group. They slice, dice, stir and create amazing dishes from scratch, visiting a different country’s cuisine every class which they choose themselves. The Studio’s recent Italian day …

Lotterywest grant helps make Rocky Bay’s dreams become a reality

30th November 2018

Rocky Bay Chair Susan Male, customer Karen Shao, Rocky Bay CEO Michael Tait  and Minister for Disability Services Stephen Dawson Lotterywest has provided Rocky Bay with a $4.8 million grant towards the redevelopment of its Mosman Park facility located at 60 McCabe Street, to support a range of community and disability services and not-for-profit user groups. The redevelopment, which is expected to cost between $15 and $18 million, will include: community recreation …

End of an era for Rocky Bay Chair

23rd November 2018

This week marks the end of an era for Rocky Bay, with Chair Mr Graham McHarrie yesterday announcing his resignation from the Board following seven years of service. Joining the Rocky Bay Board in 2012, Mr McHarrie chaired the Finance and Audit Committee prior to his appointment as Board Chair in 2013. Rocky Bay CEO Mr Michael Tait said Mr McHarrie had been an incredible support to both himself and …

Perseverance pays off for Ariana

26th October 2018

Ariana Pila and her mum Kirstine Bruce. Image courtesy of ABC Perth. Rocky Bay customer Ariana Pila was left with very limited movement and cognitive ability in a severe vegetative comatose state, following a diagnosis of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in 2013 at the age of 16. A rare virus which has seen approximately 3,000 people affected worldwide, Ariana’s symptoms began when she was 12 years of age and initially appeared …

Rocky Bay join forces with industry providers to overcome NDIS transport challenge

24th October 2018

Rocky Bay, along with Ability Centre and Nulsen, have received $75,000 from the WA Disability Sector Transition Funds to carry out research into overcoming transport challenges affecting the sector. The research aims to identify ways to enable trials of a sustainable transport service and provide a metropolitan-wide solution that benefits disability service providers like Rocky Bay and our customers. The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in WA has …
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