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 WA (BCWA) BEACON Project
Blindness Empowerment Access Communities Outreach Network (BEACON) shining a light on loneliness and isolation for people who are blind or vision impaired in WA.
Through the BEACON project which commenced in 2021 Blind Citizens WA (BCWA) aims to build peer led support networks for people who are blind and vision impaired across WA, including Aboriginal and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people.
People who are Blind and vision impaired living in rural and regional WA have less access to the supports, services, transport and information available to those living in Perth.
To establish the networks, Blind Citizens WA (BCWA) will reach out to disability specific and mainstream organisations that people who are blind or vision impaired may use contact will be made via phone, post and email.
For more information about the BEACON project email: Projects Officer
Blind Citizens WA in Mandurah
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.