Community Links

Please see below a list of providers that service the South West.

Activ

Activ enables people living with disability to reach their potential and to make real lifestyle choices. We are committed to ensuring our services and supports are relevant and suitable to you and your individual needs. What we do Since 1951, we have grown to become Western Australia’s largest disability service provider. Our services extend throughout the Perth metropolitan area and through various centres of regional WA and include: Accommodation: group homes which provide support with everyday living Home and Community Care: support which helps to maintain skills and connection within the community Recreation: day trips and holidays to interesting and exciting destinations Respite: options which support adults and children with disability and their families Supported Employment: meaningful employment for people with disability in Activ Business Services Transport Services: door to door bus service which enables Activ clients to get to their place of work and other commitments.

For further information please visit their website https://www.activ.asn.au/

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Autism West

AUTISM WEST

https://www.spectrumspace.org.au/

Spectrum Space is a bold, innovative community organisation tearing down social barriers for young people on the autism spectrum.

Together we engage, challenge, inform, develop and expand new skills – and create exciting opportunities for corporates and the community to join in.

We explore and celebrate people – loudly and proudly forging connections with family, community, work places and colleagues.

Spectrum Space is a registered NDIS service provider running a variety of highly successful social groups. We also provide training and education to a wide variety of sectors in the community including employers, educators and government agencies. To find out more about our services please click here.

Spectrum Space runs a variety of events throughout the year, including the annual Spectrum Space Symposium, the must-attend event for anyone with an interest in autism. To find out more about our events click here.

Every partnership, donation and volunteer helps Spectrum Space open doors for people to explore and celebrate new frontiers. We partner with organisations from a wide range of sectors, have volunteers and interns from all walks of life and enjoy incredible support from individuals in the community. To find out more about becoming a partnervolunteer, intern and donor, please visit the links provided.

Cam Can

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Cam Can assists people with disabilities and their families to create innovative, personalised, flexible and sustainable arrangements that maximise their control over available resources, decision making and choice.

Centrelink

https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/centrelink

Child Matters

Child Matters

https://www.childmatters.com.au/

Child Matters | Teen Matters is a multidisciplinary service that focuses on children and teens with developmental and mental health concerns based in Busselton, Western Australia. We have a well established reputation for providing excellence in service from dedicated professionals. We provide services to families from the greater South West area and offer additional home and school based services.

Child Matters | Teen Matters works hard for our clients. We love working with the amazing families who come to see us. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond with our care and service in an effort to support families and help facilitate real and lasting change.

Child Matters | Teen Matters has a vibrant team, dedicated to supporting you and your family.

We have a fully equipped Occupational Therapy / Sensory gym at the rear of the practice

Consultancy Services

Consultancy Services

Secca provides a consultancy service to outside agencies and service providers of people with disability.

Consultancies may be less formal and cover information regarding secca’s services for individuals and families and, depending on the issue, what may be the best option. Information is also provided regarding secca’s community and professional education programs.

Core Therapy

CORE Therapy

http://coretherapy.net.au/

Core Therapy Psychology Services is situated on the peaceful Toby Inlet, in a purpose built cottage providing a therapeutic and naturalistic setting for your counselling experience.

Positive Psychology is the framework of the practice, it is the scientific study of what makes life worth living. The goal of Positive Psychology is to make normal life more fulfilling and ask’s questions such as what is going right? and the goal is for individual’s to move forward, it builds on the best things in life and increases wellbeing.

Our Practitioners are highly trained and aim to equip people with the skills needed to flourish in life.

Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Secca provides specialist counselling and education in the area of human relationships and sexuality to people who have a disability, their family and significant carers. All of our therapists are tertiary trained and have extensive experience in both sexuality and disability issues. Counselling is conducted on a one-to-one basis, allowing the therapist to tailor-make sessions specifically to suit the needs, age and ability of the individual.

Department of Communities

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES

https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/

The Department of Communities is a multi-function human services agency. It was established in 2017 as part of a major reform of the Western Australian public sector.

Everything we do is about people, place and home.

People…

reflects our focus on the needs and aspirations of the people we serve. We support people to be the best they can be, and to live a good and meaningful life, a life with opportunity.

Place…

relates to a collective sense of self and how and where people connect to the world around them.

Home…

is more than a building: it has a deep, emotional meaning. While home is different for everyone, it should provide both physical and emotional security.

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Disability Services Commission

DISABILITY SERVICES COMMISSION

http://www.disability.wa.gov.au/

The Disability Services Commission, established in 1993 under the Disability Services Act 1993, is now part of the Department of Communities. All services are continuing to be provided and all our contact numbers remain the same. For more information please visit the Department of Communities website.

The Department of Communities (Disability Services) is the State Government agency responsible for advancing opportunities, community participation and quality of life for people with disability.

The Department provides a range of direct services and supports and also funds non-government agencies to provide services to people with disability, their families and carers.

The Department also partners and collaborates with disability sector organisationsbusiness and government, and other stakeholders to improve participation, inclusion and access for people with disability across the community.

Education and Training Services

Education and Training Services

Secca conducts training workshops and seminars at various times throughout the year. Workshops and seminars are designed to address the needs of people with disability, their staff, carers, family, health and human service professionals.

Enable

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“If we believe we can all have a life of love, dreams and choices then anything is possible. We just need to come together and figure out how.” A fundamental philosophy underpinning our work centres around the concept of inclusion. We want people with disabilities and mental health diagnosis to not only be visible in the community but active members of the many and varied facets that make up the broader community. Inclusion is a powerful driver towards having a good life. As a community we need to find new ways of including people – until we do that we will continue to exclude a person, which does not contribute to strengthening communities.

Forrest Personnel

Activ enables people living with disability to reach their potential and to make real lifestyle choices. We are committed to ensuring our services and supports are relevant and suitable to you and your individual needs. What we do Since 1951, we have grown to become Western Australia’s largest disability service provider. Our services extend throughout the Perth metropolitan area and through various centres of regional WA and include: Accommodation: group homes which provide support with everyday living Home and Community Care: support which helps to maintain skills and connection within the community Recreation: day trips and holidays to interesting and exciting destinations Respite: options which support adults and children with disability and their families Supported Employment: meaningful employment for people with disability in Activ Business Services Transport Services: door to door bus service which enables Activ clients to get to their place of work and other commitments.

For further information please visit their website https://www.activ.asn.au/

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Intelife

Intelife

Intelife provides outcome-focussed programs and services to individuals, carers and businesses. Our work enables people with disabilities to live a life of fulfilment in communities where inclusion is fostered and encouraged. From tailored programs that guide individuals on a journey to realise their goals and dreams, to reliable and compassionate respite care and commercial services that support business. Each day in everything we do, we have an unwavering commitment to enabling independence.

For further information please visit their website https://intelife.org/

LAMP

LAMP

https://www.lampinc.org.au/

Supporting people with mental illness as well as their families, friends and carers to ensure an inclusive quality lifestyle and recovery process.

From activities in the communities of the Greater South West Region, to home-visits, to on-site sessions in Busselton and Margaret River, we are here to help you where you are at.

Language for Life

Language for Life

https://languageforlife.com.au/en/

We are a multidisciplinary private practice offering speech pathology, occupational therapy and psychology. The clinic comprises a team of experienced independent practitioners who all have a special interest in the well-being of families and individuals and work together to identify concerns and provide effective intervention for each client. Each client’s treatment plan is tailor made to suit their individual needs. Our Speech Pathologists are all trained Certified Practicing Speech Pathologists, and along with our Occupational Therapist and Psychologist, are recognised Service providers for a range of Government and Medicare approved programs and initiatives.

NDIS

NDIS

https://www.ndis.gov.au/

There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. Within the next five years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will provide more than $22 billion in funding a year to an estimated 500,000 Australians who have permanent and significant disability. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.

The NDIS can provide all people with disability with information and connections to services in their communities such as doctors, sporting clubs, support groups, libraries and schools, as well as information about what support is provided by each state and territory government.

Out Loud Speech

OUT LOUD SPEECH

https://www.outlouddevelopment.com/

Out Loud Developmental Services is a local Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy Service supporting children and their families in the South West of Western Australia. 

Out Loud Speech Pathology was opened by Laura Rosenhart in Bunbury in 2013. In early 2016, Out Loud expanded to a development team that now includes Occupational Therapy services, Therapy Assistant Programs, and additional Speech Pathologists. 

Out Loud has created a developmental centre along side our Physiotherapy colleagues (Anderson Neurological and Development Centre) that allows holistic client services tailored to meet the needs of individual clients. Out Loud works in close partnership with our local professionals including local schools, GP’s, community health services and private psychology providers to ensure co-ordinated, quality care for our clients.

We believe that therapy services should take place in a range of environments to ensure that the “community” around a child can support goals in everyday settings.  In addition to clinic, home and school based services in the Greater Bunbury area, Out Loud’s OT and Speech Pathology teams travel fortnightly to regional communities including Manjimup, Bridgetown, Collie, Donnybrook and Boyanup.

Out Loud is a provider for Speech and OT services under Medicare and most private health care funds.  

Potential Therapy Services

POTENTIAL THERAPY SERVICES

https://potentialtherapyservices.com.au/

Potential Therapy Services For Children is a WA owned service providing specialist occupational therapy for children aged 0 – 16 years.

Potential Therapy Services For Children provides occupational therapy services to children with a wide range of fine motor (hand strength, finger dexterity, pencil and writing skills), gross motor (balance, co-ordination, core strength), perceptual (visual discrimination, visual memory, visual scanning), sensory (attention and concentration, fidgeting, movement, emotion regulation), learning, behavioural and functional difficulties.  We tend to work on the premise that if a child is having difficulty with certain skills, and these difficulties are impacting on his or her ability to engage in their everyday routines and life roles – then there is something to work on. We also work with children who may have a specific diagnosis – e.g, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental delay, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder etc.

SECCA

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Welcome to SECCA
(Sexuality Education Counselling and Consultancy Agency)

Secca is a non-profit organization designed to support people with disabilities, in their efforts to learn about human relationships, sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan; as well as helping them to develop skills that will empower them to make informed choices, while acknowledging their own individual capacity to enhance the quality of their lives.

Senses Australia

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Senses Australia is a leading not for profit organisation which has been providing services to people with disabilities for 120 years. Our organisation is committed to its our vision and we are passionate about our purpose.

Senses Australia provides services to well over 650 children, adults and older adults with a range of disabilities. Our services are not only for the person with the disability. Services are also provided to a person’s family, other health professionals and service providers, and to teachers.

Stepping Stones Therapy

STEPPING STONES THERAPY

https://www.steppingstonesbunbury.com/

Stepping Stones Therapy Services is a multi-disciplinary paediatric Private Practice, dedicated to helping children reach their full potential and actively communicate and participate in all aspects of their life. This may be achieved through direct therapy sessions with our staff, consultative support, education for adults involved in your child’s care, communication with other professionals to ensure that everyone is working together to best help your child, and providing resources and equipment to help your child participate more efficiently in all environments.

SW Aboriginal Medical Services (SWAMS)

SW ABORIGINAL MEDICAL SERVICE SWAMS 

https://www.swams.com.au/

The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS) is a Noongar Community Controlled Health Organisation, founded on the principles of self determination, empowerment and freedom of choice.

SWAMS recognises the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

To achieve the highest attainable standard of health for and with Noongar People, SWAMSAC will pursue the delivery of best-practice and culturally appropriate holistic health services to the Indigenous population of the South West region of Western Australia.

SW Autism Network (SWAN)

SW AUTISM NETWORK SWAN

https://www.swanautism.org.au/

The South West Autism Network (SWAN) is a not for profit, charitable organisation supporting autistic individuals and their families living in the beautiful south west region of Western Australia.

Our members are spread from Australind to Augusta, inland to Bridgetown, Manjimup and everywhere in between – including Eaton, Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Metricup, Cowaramup, Karridale, Margaret River, Collie, Harvey and Donnybrook.

SWAN is working to improve acceptance and inclusion of autistic children, teens and adults in our community, empowering people through improved access to information, resources, training and support services.

Therapy Focus

Therapy Focus

They say that every journey starts with a single step. Ours started with a single, simple belief: That every person’s journey should be extraordinary.

This belief, our ethos, is what defines our organisation. Our people live and breathe it. It guides us as we set about supporting our customers, forming part of the circle of support that enables them to live their lives and achieve their goals.

We are specialists in highly individualised therapy, which allows us to deliver a more professional service. A bespoke service that enables us to take a holistic approach as we navigate the journey together.

Listening to what people have to say. Getting to know them as an individual. Transforming the way therapy is delivered.

For further information please visit their website https://therapyfocus.org.au/about-us/

WA Country Health Services

WA Country Health Services

The WA Country Health Service is committed to providing accessible health services to the regional population, and a quality health care workforce. Find out more about our strategic planning, organisation, policies and priorities by visiting their website http://www.wacountry.health.wa.gov.au/index.php?id=433&no_cache=1

WADSA

WADSA

https://www.wadsa.org.au/

Sports for people with disabilities and fun NDIS events.

Get into the game with WADSA’s sport and recreation activities for people with a disability.

Through participation in sport and recreation, WADSA enhances the lives of people with a disability across WA. This extends to families, friends, volunteers, support staff and the wider community.