A variety of associations and groups express the Church’s concern for people with physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities. They deal with all the consequences of disabilities, but with special emphasis on the religious and spiritual life of the individuals and families concerned. Every effort is made to introduce people with disabilities to the sacramental and social life of the Church.
Self-help centre run for and by people with disabilities, their families and those who work with people with disabilities. Provides information, counselling, faith development, advocacy, education, training and work experience. Maintains some resources, portable public address system with radio microphones and audio loop system. Accommodation available in Christian community style.
- Catholic Association for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People (WA)
- Catholic Association for Special Education Support (Cases)
- Catholic Concerns Committee on Psychiatric Issues (Catholic Mental Health Support)
Co-ordinator: Barbara Harris
25 Windsor Street Perth WA 6000
Telephone: +61 08 9328 8113 (voice) or +61 08 9328 9571 (TTY/Voice)
Fax: +61 08 9227 9720
Offers services and support to people who have an intellectual disability and to their families, including pastoral counselling, in-home respite, residential respite care for children/adults with multiple disabilities, residential services and recreation services.
Chief Executive Officer: Marina Re
46 David Street, Kensington WA 6151
PO Box 5 South Perth WA 6951
Telephone: +61 08 9474 3303
Fax: +61 08 9474 3315
Personal Advocacy Service
Part funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services and Disability Services Commission (WA)
Personal Advocacy Service is an outreach of the Catholic Church providing one to one friendships and advocacy support for people with intellectual disabilities.
The service is open to people of all ages, gender, irrespective of their faith background. The program operates through network groups in which community volunteers (advocates) and their friends with disabilities receive ongoing support and encouragement from Group Leaders and fellow advocates.
For many people with intellectual disabilities living independently or isolated from family contact, this ongoing friendship / relationship is perhaps one of the only constant in their lives. Being in a small group and linked one to one with volunteers from the community encourages a variety of relationships to develop. In time and with support, opportunities in the community increase and allow any issues that arise to be addressed.
The Program currently has network groups based in Balcatta, Beaconsfield, Floreat, Girrawheen, Greenmount, Lockridge, Morley, Nollamara, Thornlie & Whitfords.
Contact: Mrs Anabelle May
28 Holdhurst Way, Morley, WA 6062
PO Box 1261, Morley WA 6943
Telephone: +61 08 9275 5388
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