Projects

Blind Citizens WA joines the Disability Hub

A grant from Australian Federation Of Disability Organisations.
The Disability Australia Hub project builds the capacity and readiness of organisations and the community to deliver nationally consistent ILC activities.

Organisations and community groups that can join Disability Australia Hub.

• Disability advocacy organisations

• Self-advocacy groups

• Disability Representative Organisations (DROs)

• Disability Peak Organisations (DPOs)

• Disability rights organisations

This project was for activities in 2018 – 2019.

The Blind Citizens WA providers peer support and services to our members in WA

An Australia Post Our Neighbourhood Community Grant supported Blind Citizens WA to extend our peer support network to people who are blind or vision impaired living in Mandurah in 2016 and 2017.

The Blind Citizens WA 2017 Mandurah project has now closed

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.

The support groups will provide information, resources and build community networks between participants and with others. The project is funded for two years and in the first year PWdWA will fund 10 peer support groups run for and by people with disability to carry out this work.

To find out more visit: http://www.releasingourcapacity.com Releasing our Capacity