55 Central provides a broad suite of client centred supports to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. This includes following:
CRISIS ACCOMMODATION FACILITY
Funded by the Department of Child Protection and Family Support the service provides 24 single bedroom accommodation supports and is operated by a dedicated staff team 24 hours per day, each day of the week. Service delivery is based on a case management model, whereby a case manager is assigned to work with each client. In collaboration with each client an individualised care plan is devised. The care plan sets out a number of goals and objectives; and route map towards achieving these. These are reviewed at regular intervals to track progress over time.
THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM
Funded by the Mental Health Commission, the Community Support Program provides a comprehensive range of integrated support services to male and female adults, who have a diagnosed mental illness.
One full-time dedicated client Case Manager operates the service. In addition there is 24 hour emergency crisis telephone line cover provided to clients, through 55 Central duty cover staff. The service has capacity to support up to 20 clients of differing complexity annually. The level and duration of support provided varies according to the unique and individual needs of each client.
Funded through the Drug and Alcohol Office, the Crossroads Project comprises a partnership between 55 Central, Saint Patrick’s Community Services and Curtin University. The project provides a unique and innovative response towards tackling alcohol and drug related harm and antisocial behaviour, its dual aims are:
To reduce alcohol and drug related harm, and improve the health and social wellbeing of clients who come into contact with the service.
Reduce disruptive behaviours created by problematic drug and alcohol use by working with communities who are affected. The service provides a team of three dedicated Assertive Outreach workers who operate in street drinking geographical hotspots: Fremantle CBD, Perth CBD, and the Maylands commercial area.
Further information concerning 55 Central can be obtained on the following link: http://www.55central.asn.au
Aims to support and strengthen Aboriginal grandparents and their families through the generations. The program provides information, advocacy and referrals as well as group activities, respite camps and peer support groups.
Provides support to those with all forms of Alopecia Areata, and their families; inform the public and create awareness of Alopecia Areata and to support research into a cure or acceptable treatment for Alopecia Areata.
AAWA provides Carer Support Groups and Carer Support and Information Programs for carers who are caring for a loved one living with dementia in the community (not in residential care). There are various locations in metropolitan and regional areas, please call for more information.
Meets every Monday evening for Hydrotherapy and gym exercise program at Wyllie Arthritis Centre, Shenton Park. New Members must have participated in the AS program run by Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA, or have a hospital referral from a physiotherapist who specialises in AS. Please contact Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA for more information.
Works to improve the lives of people living with musculoskeletal conditions through education, self management and interaction with others in a similar situation. Various Support Groups for the various forms of Arthritis such as rheumatoid, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic, osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia.
Freecall for Country callers: 1800 011 041
Creates the opportunity for people who have arthritis to meet and connect with others who understand. The group meets at the Albany Resource Centre, Lotteries House, 211 North Road Albany. The branch also runs warm water exercise classes at Albany Hospital hydrotherapy pool.
Please call 08 9842 9229 for details.
A national, non-profit organisation of parents, professionals and community members working together to ensure the emotional and social needs of children, adolescents and their families are met within hospitals and the health care system.
Attitudinal Healing Western Australia offers ongoing educational and peer support groups for people experiencing challenges in their lives. It provides practical strategies and tools that help us to heal the past, build resilience for the future and live in the present. As we learn to change our attitudes and change our minds, we change our lives.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone or email contact for newly diagnoses families and friends. Brochures, information and support for anyone needing assistance with Cystinosis. This includes doctors who wish to know more information (in Australia and New Zealand).
Provides services including information; telephone/email support; provides a buddy service and connects members to support networks in their area all across Australia, publications; lobbying politicians, running seminars and film nights, lending of material via our library; parents right to choose and recording adverse reactions to vaccines.
A gentle exercise class for those with any type of arthritis living in the Bassendean area. Meets weekly at the Bassendean Community Centre, 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean. Please call 9388 2199 for further details.
Black Swan Health aims to improve the health and mental well-being for people in the community. Our focus is to provide tailored health and mental health programs to individuals and their carers. We are based in the following locations:
- Osborne Park: 137-151 Main St, Osborne Park, WA, 6017
- Joondalup: Sanori House, 126 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup, WA, 6027
- Midland: Suite 19, 53 The Crescent, Midland, WA, 6056
For more information please visit our website.
A support group to parents and families of any disability. We meet monthly but hope to grow in size in order to be able to service many more families and children in our local region.
Blepharospasm Australia Inc. is a non-profit organisation for the support of people suffering BEB (Benign Essential Blepharospasm). Via our website, http://www.beb.org.au we have contacts throughout Australia. In WA we have meetings with guest speakers and also offer individual support by members.
The Body Esteem Program is a service provided by Womens Health and Family Services which offers support for women over 18 experiencing eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. The program supports and assists women to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing and to make and sustain positive change through a 20-week recovery focused group based on the self-help model. There are 2 groups; one for women with Anorexia and/or Bulimia Nervosa and one for women with Binge Eating Disorder. Each group meets for 2 and a half hours weekly for the twenty week duration and each participant is required to access individual therapy whilst involved in the groups.”
Provides support for those with any type of arthritis living in the Bunbury area. Meets monthly, 3rd Wednesday at 9.30am at the Back Beach Café, Ocean Drive, Bunbury, Please call 9388 2199 or 1800 001 041 for more details and to RSVP.