Projects

Blind Citizens Mandurah

Please join us for the Blind Citizens WA 2017 State forum being held at the Mandurah Seniors & Community Centre at 41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah WA 6210 from 10 am to 4 pm including lunch.

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

and then….

Our next meeting will be held during July 2017.  A date will be announced soon.

Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club, 89 Allnutt Street Mandurah WA 6210 (corner of Dower Street)

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

 

Previous meetings

The third Blind Citizens WA Manduarh meeitng was held on Saturday 13 May 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

Blind Citizens WA (second) Manurah meeting

The meeting was held on Saturday 25 March 2017 Mandurah Bowling and Recreation Club in Allnutt Street.

 

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

Our first meeting will be 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.

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