CLA was recognised for its outstanding staff at the recent WA Disability Support Awards which recognise people who provide the highest standard of support to increase the quality of life of people with disability.
CLA’s Rob Golledge won the Excellence in Regional Support Award, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in helping the people that CLA supports to connect to their community. As part of his role as Community Network Coach, Rob coordinates a range of social, educational, sporting and artistic activities to enhance the life skills of the people CLA supports.
“Rob has risen to the challenge of finding a variety of cost effective, sustainable ways to help individuals engage with their community and increase their independent living skills.” said Lisa Archibald, CLA’s Community Manager. “Active recreation for people with disabilities increases wellbeing and alleviates loneliness and boredom in the people who attend the activities Rob coordinates”.
Hosted by National Disability Services (NDS) WA at the Crown Perth on Saturday 28 April, more than 750 people came together to recognise people in the disability sector providing supports of the highest standards in WA.
The Awards celebrated the achievements of people who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and commitment to supporting people with disability. They recognise those who go beyond ordinary standards of service and have a profound impact on the lives of the people they work with and support.
Other CLA support workers nominated for awards included:
Clinton – Excellence in Supporting Social Inclusion
Fiona – Excellence in Home and Family Support
Delma – Excellence in Home and Family Support
Kelly – Excellence in Home and Family Support
Peter – Excellence in Home and Family Support
Mathijs– Excellence in Home and Family Support
Email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about LifeSkills, CLA’s range of educational and social activities for people with disabilities in the Lower Great Southern region.
Changing Places in Albany
After six years of planning and four years since lodging the grant application, we will have a Changing Places facility in Albany, due to open at the end of July. The facility is located just behind The View restaurant at the Entertainment Centre, at the exit point of the overhead footbridge linking to Stirling Terrace.
Changing Places are secure, clean facilities for people with disability who need space and assistance to use the bathroom when out and about in the community.
The facility will be locked using a Master Locksmith Access Key (MLAK) system. This system keeps the Changing Places network secure, safe and reserved for people who need them, whilst allowing people with disability 24/7 access.
Everyone with a companion card will be receiving a letter inviting them to apply for a MLAK key. Temporary keys are also available (in the case of a lost key or visitor) at the City of Albany Visitor Centre or North Road office for a $20 bond. CLA will have its own key which we can lend out temporarily if required.
Equipment will have instructions and people are asked to supply their own towels, slings and cleansing products and wipes. The facility does offer disposable table covers and bins for any waste as well as soap on tap.
Contact CLA’s Experiences Coordinator Tim at email@example.com to find out more about LifeSkills – CLA’s educational and social activities for people with disabilities.