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
To support people with disability and their families through a range of services, supports and community awareness maintaining a specialty in cerebral palsy. To be the leading provider of quality services to people with disability in Western Australia.
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.
Support Group for LGBT Catholics. The group welcomes anyone who is LGBTIQA+ from all backgrounds and age groups and aims to provide support regarding faith and sexuality. The group meets face to face monthly and has a closed WhatsApp group.
A not-for-profit organisation established in 1984. Provides support to those diagnosed with Acoustic Neuroma or other tumours affecting Cranial Nerves. Gathers and provides information to patients and families.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/740322402648020
Enabling people living with disability to live the life they choose.
For all Perth metropolitan offices, Ph: 08 9387 0555.
Albany: 11 Minna Street, Centennial Park, WA 6330 (Ph: 08 9841 4411).
Bunbury: 16 Beddingfield Street, Davenport, WA 6230 (Ph 08 9726 0190).
Busselton: 43 Cook Street, Busselton, WA 6280 (Ph: 08 9752 3213).
Esperance: 11a Shelden Road, Chadwick, WA 6450 (Ph 08 9071 1943).
Geraldton: 4/114 Sanford Street, Geraldron, WA 6530 (Ph: 08 9921 3477).
Kalgoorlie: 1A Outridge Tce, Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 (Ph: 08 9021 2537).
Activate Mental Health is a dynamic mental health initiative that promotes the importance of community & social connection for positive mental health & wellbeing. Established in 2016 as the Perth Active Depression Support Group, the group has grown and continues to assist its members in improving their mental health through dynamic social activities.
The group has three fundamental principles:
Acceptance – we provide a safe and inclusive environment for our members to be socially engaged irrespective of their background,
Community – we endeavour to give each and every one of our members and volunteers a community to belong to and friends to connect with, &
Fun – we keep things fun because they say laughter is the best medicine!
This group generally operates in the central areas of Perth, but since March 2020 we also offer fun online meetups from the comfort of your own home.
We hope to see you out in the community!
ADHD WA, formerly known as LADS – Learning and Attentional Disorder Society of WA, is a support, information and advocacy agency, founded in 1993 for people with ADHD and associated conditions. We work with children, teenagers, and adults living with learning differences, their families and partners. We also support those who treat, teach and work with people living with ADHD.
Provides systemic and individual advocacy to support the rights of older people and people with disabilities. Advocates empower clients with information and provide options so they can make decisions based on well informed choices.
We support breast cancer sufferers and survivors by providing morning teas and lunches with guest speakers and support through their journey with cancer. A shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to, a safe place to talk and gather information and guidance by way of brochures and pamphlets and on line support supplied by Breast Cancer Network Australia.
A self-help support group for people in the Albany region who have (or about to have) a stoma following surgery on the digestive or urinary systems. Provision of information, fellowship and specialist stoma nursing care as requested.
Members meet on the 1st Friday of each quarter.
To provide support and information to people with Parkinson’s and their families and to connect them with local services. Members meet once a month on the first Tuesday of the month at 10am.
Albany Pride is a local group offering peer networking and support for people in Albany who identify as LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, genderqueer, questioning, same sex attracted), their families and friends, young and old, locals and visitors. We aim to provide a voice for LGBTIQ+ people in the Great Southern and foster local support, acceptance and celebration of minority sexualities and gender identities in our community. Albany Pride is the only acknowledged local service, support or network for LGBTIQ people.
24/7, state-wide counselling, information, referral and support to anyone concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol or drug use. Contact can be made by telephone, email or online Live Chat. Live Chat can be accessed via http://alcoholthinkagain.com.au/ or http://drugaware.com.au/ or https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/
Metro: (08) 9442 5000 Country: 1800 198 024 (country callers)
Alinea (formerly Spine & Limb Foundation) is a NDIS provider that operates a wide range of services, from Residential Aged Care, Supported Employment, Recreation Services, Home Care Services, Independent Community Living Support, Occupational Therapy and Peer Support.
Peer support is provided for people who have undergone amputations and people who have experienced limb loss.
The AMPS & Associates program enables networking opportunities with peers and referrals to services within Western Australia and nationwide. Scheduled meetings provide a forum to link external support providers with members, strengthening connections whilst sharing current information.
Individualised one-off visitations can also be arranged upon request from an experienced Peer Supporter. This support is offered prior to an operation, post-discharge, or later on in life when individuals feel they need support from an experienced Peer Supporter who has had a similar experience.
The ChildLimbs program, aims to support families with children who have acquired or were born with limb differences.
The main objectives of this program are to provide a social framework, peer-support and community inclusion to our members and their families. Programme events and activities include the ‘Living Loud day’; an annual event is held at various locations such as the Zoo, AQWA, Kings Park, BOUNCE etc. and includes entertainment and guest speakers.
A search and support service to reunite people separated by adoption; fostering or loss of birth family for other reasons. Information; mediation and counselling available.