About the Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Project:
Welcome to the Peer-to-Peer Networks WA website; a starting point where you can find practical information about the NDIS in Western Australia and an entry point to connect with a local Peer Support Network to help you source that information.
The Peer-to-Peer Networks WA project will build on peer led support initiatives that include; developing and supporting local peer support networks, individual peer-to-peer consultations and Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Planning Cafe’s state wide.
Over the coming months we will be co-designing the activities of the project with people with a disability their families/carers and providing the following tools with up-to-the minute information and peer support:
- An NDIS telephone hotline,
- Our WA focused website
- Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Facebook page providing peer support and up-to-date information about the NDIS in WA
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
Lives Foundation (inc):
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 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.