Activ is one of WA’s leading community benefit organisations and has been providing services and support to people with disability since 1951. It provides accommodation, respite, employment, skills development, transport and library services to 2,300 people with disability and their families. It employs some 1,200 staff and more than 1,000 people with disability in efficient, well-equipped, modern workplaces at 21 sites throughout metropolitan and regional WA.
Lotterywest is proud to be a contributor in building a better WA and working to enhance the quality of life and well-being for all Western Australians. Each week, we give Western Australians a chance to dream through playing a range of Lottery games where all the proceeds after we have paid prizes to our winners and covered our operating costs are given back to the community. Thousands of community, local government and charitable organisations, as well as sporting organisations, arts and cultural groups and the State’s health services are supported each year.
The Public Advocate in Western Australia is the independent statutory officer appointed under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 to promote and protect the rights, dignity and autonomy of people with decision-making disabilities and to reduce their risk of neglect, exploitation and abuse.
Since 1981, People with Disabilities Western Australia has been the peak disability consumer organisation representing the rights, needs and equity of all Western Australians with a physical, intellectual, psychiatric or sensory disability via individual and systemic advocacy. PWdWA is run BY and FOR people with disabilities and as such, strive to be the voice for all people with disabilities in Western Australia.
Carers WA is a non-profit, community based organisation and registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of the estimated 310,000 family carers living in WA. Carers WA provides a range of support services for family carers including counselling, specialist advice, information for young carers, carer workshops and social events.
If you are a person with disability and you meet the access requirements you can become a participant in the scheme. If you do not meet the access requirements, and you live in a launch site, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) may be able to provide you with information about other supports that could be of benefit to you and assist in referral to these.
The NDIA is also working with local communities to improve inclusion of people with disability and build awareness of disability. We also aim to foster innovation, research and best practice to better support people with disability.
Working for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Western Australia
Developmental Disability Council takes a stand, provides a voice, and works to ensure the rights and needs of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families are heard and met.
West Australian Individualized Services (WAIS Inc) is a community of interest who share a passion around individualised, self directed supports and services fostered by strategic partnerships to promote and develop individualised services. The WAIS vision is ‘individuals living their lives, their way’.
National Disability Services is the Australian peak body for non-government disability services.
Through the provision of information, representation and policy advice, NDS promotes and advances services which support people with all forms of disability to participate in all domains of life.
WACOSS is a not-for-profit, member based organisation and the peak body for the social service sector in WA.
Since 1956, WACOSS has been developing and strengthening the non-government community services sector’s capacity to assist all Western Australians.
At the heart of its activities, lies the belief that the mark of a civilised community is the support and help it gives to those most in need.
WACOSS and its members are committed to a socially just and sustainable society for all West Australians. We share a vision of an inclusive, just and equitable society now and in the future.
Volunteering WA aims to build strong communities through volunteering and provides a range of resources, services and support so that people in Western Australia are aware of and understand the nature and scope of volunteer activity.