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Respite and Family Support funding from Rocky Bay

26th February 2019

Rocky Bay’s Respite and Family Support (RFS) funding supports people living with disability and their families, promoting respite and family bonding time, helping to ease financial pressures, and supporting those who may be in crisis and need additional supports. Rocky Bay’s RFS funding recently assisted 14-year-old Amy Read, who lives with autism, and her mum Kendall Read, who is raising Amy on her own and has limited informal family support …

Meet the Rocky Bay team – Abby McLennan

26th February 2019

Abby McLennan is Team Leader in our Community Transition team, who work with and support customers who are transitioning from school to the workplace for the first time, or who need support in preparing for and securing employment or work experience opportunities. Abby’s office wall is covered with customer letters and stories, and says she’s so proud of the progress each and every one of them has made! We sat …

Vale Peter Kallenberg

13th February 2019

Rocky Bay was saddened to learn of the passing of long-term customer and past Board Member, Mr Peter Kallenberg. A customer of Rocky Bay for over 45 years, Mr Kallenberg was a Board member for nine years and sat on the organisation’s Risk Management Committee until recently. A staunch advocate for Rocky Bay customers and a loyal customer himself, Mr Kallenberg provided an enormous contribution to the organisation through his …

Home is where the heart is

30th January 2019

Family has played a significant part in Rocky Bay’s very cheeky and happy customer Maria Bassano’s (60) life. Born into a loving Italian family, Maria has always had a caring and supportive network surrounding her. In fact, Maria’s older sister Vita Quincy (83) was the sole carer for Maria for more than 20 years after their mother passed away – a role she was every so happy to have played …

Extension for WA’s NDIS participants

30th January 2019

With the deadline for rolling all participants from the WA National Disability Insurance Scheme (WANDIS) to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) having now passed, the Australian Government and WA State Government have agreed to provide additional time for people to transfer to the nationally-delivered scheme. The federal and state governments have acknowledged that the priority for the NDIS is a high quality planning experience for participants, including the ability …
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