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Disability accommodation restructure

11th October 2013

Rocky Bay commends the Western Australian Government and its announcement today to transfer services currently provided by the Disability Services Commission to non-government disability service providers. As one of the larger disability service providers in Western Australia, Rocky Bay is confident this change will be met with strong support through ongoing partnerships between the State Government and the not-for-profit sector. This decision recognises the high quality of the services provided …

ASDAN graduates celebrate

6th September 2013

Rocky Bay’s alternative to employment service, Getabout focusses on leisure and learning, using the ASDAN programme for its learning platform. ASDAN: ‘Towards Independence’ is an international programme run by Getabout designed for people of all abilities and accessible by a wide variety of ‘learners’. The pilot program commenced in 2009 (in partnership with Castlereagh School in Willetton) and four years on, 11 have graduated with a further six graduating in …

Celebrating 75 years of service to West Australians, Colin Barnett toasts Rocky Bay

4th September 2013

Rocky Bay began with funds from the exhibition of a dolls house in 1938 and in 75 years has grown into a leading disability service provider, offering choice and independence to thousands of people of all ages living with disability in Western Australia. On Sunday, 1st September, Rocky Bay opened its doors in Mosman Park.  Dignitaries, including Patron Mrs Tonya McCusker, the Honourable Colin Barnett MLA, and over 500 staff, …

Help Rocky Bay client’s short film win a tough competition

7th August 2013

By watching the video, voting then sharing the link, you are helping one of Rocky Bay’s clients win a short film competition, Focus on Ability.  Watch Martin and Ryan’s video and vote!  The one with the most votes wins! Voting closes midnight, 11th August, so click to vote today then share with friends! Read the full story The film is about Ryan’s passion for custom making fast, high-powered remote controlled …

Media release: Two forces join to create the nations largest disability alliance

18th July 2013

Ability First Australia is delighted to announce that as of 1 July 2013, Ability First Australia and Cerebral Palsy Australia have joined forces to create one of Australia’s largest national Not for Profit Organisations. Rocky Bay Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tait states “this merger is exciting for Rocky Bay. As a member of Ability First Australia, it will allow us to benefit from national understanding and experience of DisabilityCare, ACNC and other government …
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