Stories & Tips From Your Peers on the Ground

 

This page shares the good news stories as a result of peer networks. No matter how big or small the successes, we want to showcase the benefits that emerge for people who participate in their local peer networks.

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Western Australia – Paving The Way

Western Australia – Paving The Way

Western Australia is colloquially known as the “wait-a-while” state and was the last state to sign up to the federally delivered National Disability Insurance Scheme, after trialling a WA-delivered version of the NDIS. Although this has meant some people have indeed...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know: That the only information the Department of Communities (DoC) transfers to NDIS when you transfer/transition is your current WANDIS/DoC plan. If you have personal information lodged with the Department of Communities you can ask for it to be released to...

NDIS Plan Transfer Meeting – a Positive Experience:

NDIS Plan Transfer Meeting – a Positive Experience:

When you get the call to arrange your transfer/transition meeting it can feel a little daunting but in this short story below, a Mum who attended the NDIS planning meeting for her 28-year-old daughter, shares her experience and a few tips that made the meeting a...

Peer-to-Peer Networking in Margaret River

Peer-to-Peer Networking in Margaret River

One of our Peer-to-Peer Networks WA team members travelled to Margaret River to be part of a ConnectGroups meeting held there. who help support groups and individuals. ConnectGroups aims to help people help each other by providing Self Help and Support Groups with: •...

Microenterprise Morning Tea a Success!

Microenterprise Morning Tea a Success!

Valued Lives hosted a successful Microenterprise Morning Tea at Heathcote Reserve in November, where information was shared on the Valued Lives Microenterprise Project (MEP). As many people do not sit snugly within the currently defined parameters of funded DES...

Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Website – Now Live!

Peer-to-Peer Networks WA Website – Now Live!

The Peer-to-Peer Networks WA project team is delighted to announce that our new website is now live and chock-full of information! The aim of our website is to provide a starting point for current and future peer network groups in WA, as well as people with a...

A Pro-Active Peer Networker

A Pro-Active Peer Networker

In October of this year Valued Lives sponsored Kristie Hardbottle, Mum of a daughter with a disability to attend the Community Resource Unit (CRU), Queensland’s two-day event “Inspiring, Connecting, Acting for Change – 3 events to mark 3 decades ‘ that took place in...

The Starting Point

The Starting Point

On 12 June 2018, Valued Lives Foundation, in partnership with; People with Disabilities WA, WA Individualised Services, Consumers of Mental Health WA, Connect Groups, JFA Purple Orange, The Growing Space, Down Syndrome WA and Developmental Disability WA, hosted the WA...

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