Peer Support

Blind Citizens WA members share information and support when wanted, finding solutions to common challenges.

Blind Citizens WA provides many opportunities to offer and receive peer support, including general meetings, occasional social events, and via our Facebook Group.

If you would like to chat to someone else who is blind or vision impaired, we welcome your involvement.

Blind Citizens Mandurah

Meeting 4.

The fourth Blind Citizens WA Mandurah meeting will be held on Saturday 26 August 2017 at Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club.
89 Allnutt Street Mandurah WA 6210 (corner of Dower Street)

For more information please contact Erika on 0419 918 264 or via Email: bcwa@westnet.com.au

It is less than 10 minute walk from the Mandurah train station or catch a bus to (Bus Stop ID: 24262) right outside the building.

 

Previous meetings

Meeting 3.

The third Blind Citizens WA Mandurah meeting was held on Saturday 13 May 2017 at Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club.
89 Allnutt Street Mandurah WA 6210 (corner of Dower Street)

• discussion about where people find and access information about activities, clubs and events in the Mandurah and surrounding areas.
• Upcoming events being run by the City of Mandurah

For more information please contact Erika on 0419 918 264 or via Email: bcwa@westnet.com.au

Meeting 2.

Blind Citizens WA was selected for its Coming Out of the Dark: Living With Vision Loss and Being Part of Your Community program.

Blind Citizens WA Mandurah meetings

Our next meeting was held on Saturday 25 March 2017.

Saturday 25 March 2017
2 pm – 4 pm
Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club, in the Board room
89 Allnutt Street Mandurah WA 6210 (corner of Dower Street)

People who are blind, vision impaired or who have low vision, as well as family and friends, are invited to attend the second of six gatherings.

• discuss accessing public transport and issues
• Share ideas and information.
• Have fun!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Erika on 0419 918 264 or via Email: bcwa@westnet.com.au

Meeting 1.

Our first meeting was held in February 2017.

“Banishing The Dark”
Saturday 18 February 2017
2 pm – 4 pm
Billy Dower Youth Centre
Meeting Room
41 Dower Street Mandurah WA 6210

People who are blind, vision impaired or who have low vision, as well as family and friends, are invited to attend the first of six gatherings.

• Meet other people who are blind or vision impaired.
• Share ideas and information.
• Learn about your rights.
• Have fun!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Erika on 0419 918 264 or via Email: bcwa@westnet.com.au

Banishing The Dark is supported by Australia Post – Our Neighbood.

Blind Citizens WA was granted $8400 from Australia Post’s “Our Neighbourhood” Community Grants program.  The aim of the grants program is to connect people in their local community and build a more inclusive, connected society.

Visit: Our Neighbourhood – Blind Citizens WA Inc

This project builds peer networks in Mandurah, Western Australia for people who are blind or vision impaired to break down the barriers in accessing their community caused by vision loss.

Visit ourneighbourhood.com.au/ for more information. for more information.

Releasing our Capacity – National Disability Insurance Agency Disability

Support Organisation Project.

In late 2014, People With disabilities WA www.pwdwa.org were successful in receiving funding from the National Disability Insurance Agency to act as a Disability Support Organisation (non provider). PWdWA is currently working with people with disability to support 20 local support (peer support) groups to make the most of the opportunities presented by the NDIS https://www.ndis.gov.au and engage effectively with the scheme.

Blind Citizens WA is one of the local peer support and peer run groups.