Peer Networks are a safe place to gather information, support and tips and tricks from your peers.
A Place of Peer Connection and Practical NDIS Information
Welcome to the Peer-to-Peer Networks WA website; a starting point where you can find practical information about the NDIS and an entry point to connect with Peer Support Networks to help you source that information.
The Peer-to-Peer Networks WA project has been built on peer-led support initiatives that include developing and supporting Peer Support Networks and Peer Pathway consultations, locally and regionally in WA.
Our framework has been co-designed by people with a disability their families/carers. You can read our new framework by following the link to our Peer Support Principles page here.
The project has delivered the following tools with up-to-the minute information and peer support:
- A Peer Network telephone hotline
- Our WA focused website
- Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Facebook page that provides peer support and up-to-date information about the NDIS, webinars and workshops, as well as current Peer Network Meeting information
- Topic Specific Peer Network Facebook groups:
o The Home Stretch – Exploring A Home of your Own
o Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Group
The National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO)
The project is an initiative of The National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO), a national network of not-for-profit, values based, capacity building organisations whose members have a shared vision and belief that all people with a disability are valued citizens who have the right to contribute to society through social and economic participation.
NACBO has been operating since 2015 as a consortium. NACBO partners are CRU Queensland, JFA Purple Orange South Australia, Valued Lives Foundation WA, Imagine More ACT and Family Advocacy NSW, who are nationally renowned, peer and consumer-led organisations with a combined national reach to over 20,000 people. NACBO aims to develop and run nationally consistent ILC activities delivered locally Valued Lives Foundation (VLF) is the lead agency for this project.
Peer face-painting fun
Support surrounding Shewani
About Valued Lives Foundation Ltd
We are a peer-led community organisation enabling vulnerable people to live valued lives in local communities.
Valued Lives Foundation is a peer-led community support organisation operating as a social enterprise since 2013 in Western Australia. Valued Lives mission is to assist people to live valued lives in welcoming communities.
Peer support is the foundation of Valued Lives’ work; believing that people who have shared experiences can offer invaluable knowledge, experience and support to others who are on a similar pathway. Valued Lives hosts peer support networks online and in local and regional communities, led by family members. They facilitate workshops and training around contemporary person-centred approaches, build community and informal networks and promote self-directed supports and services.
A genuine voice