A handy list of the organisations with support and services relevant to those looking for information or living with SCI in WA.
- Alinea (formerly Spine and Limb Foundation)
Employment and training opportunities for a diverse group of people with disabilities, as well as in-home personal care, and assistance with applying for funding from the Disability Services Commission (DSC). Located in Shenton Park, Perth.
A registered NDIS service provider specialising in in-home care and nursing services for adults and children with SCI. Services include 24/7 care in-home and in the community, specialist nursing for ventilator dependent quadriplegics and respite care.
If you manage your own plan, At Home Care+ gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing payments, insurances and administration is being handled by professionals. They also give the option of back-up home care staff and the recruitment of staff on your behalf.
Providing a national voice for all Australians who have sustained a spinal cord injury. They liaise with government to advocate the needs of those with SCI and raise awareness. Check out the website to see their latest campaigns.
If you do need a career, this new site works as a platform to help you find those in your area, best suited to your needs. Read the bios, check the qualifications and see a photo of potential careers before you reach out to them for anything from nursing services to social support
Working together with service providers and other government departments to give those with SCI information, support and access to services in their area. Including funding options, inclusion and advocacy.
It’s easy to use their services by contacting your local area coordinator, someone with local knowledge of the disability services where you are, by typing in your postcode here.
Creating innovative equipment and technology to allow people with SCI and other disabilities to partake in activities they otherwise couldn’t. Their team of engineers and therapists can help you with equipment to participate in activities ranging from horse riding and motor biking etc… to just solving a technical trouble at home.
ELBA provides highly personalised support services to those with disabilities, including SCI, to allow them to live independently in their own homes. They also have a wheelchair accessible van with driver for hire. Head office in Booragoon, Perth.
PBF provides in-hospital peer support for people with SCI. They also offer employment opportunities for people with SCI. Offices are in Perth and Brisbane.
An information hub, promoting research into spinal cord injuries. They support research into SCI through grants, funding and clinical trials. Head here for the latest research, clinical trials and contacts Australia and New Zealand wide.
A Facebook social networking group for people with a spinal cord injury. Great for sharing and learning from the experiences of other people with SCI on everything from exercise tips to holiday accommodation ideas. Based in Perth.
Helping those with a SCI lead happy, functional lives. A great source of information with services offering employment assistance, accommodation, emergency care, policy and advocacy, injury prevention and peer support all over Australia.
Dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries, Spinal Cure funds medical research and shares global SCI research news.
Spinal Life Australia is one of Queensland’s leading providers of advocacy, therapy and supports for people with spinal cord injuries. Their member services aims to provide networking and peer support to the SCI community. An office has been set up in Perth.
Optimising the quality of life for people with disabilities, Rocky Bay have a number of centres throughout Perth and Rockingham where they can provide support with exercise programs, rehab, posture, customised equipment and even on-site accommodation for those with high needs.
- Rebound WA (formerly known as Wheelchair Sports WA)
Helping those with physical disabilities engage in lifestyle, recreational and sporting activities. They have over 15 different sports wheelies can try – both socially and competitively. Wheelchair sports can also help you to organise funding for sporting equipment.
- TADWA (Technology Assisting Disability Western Australia)
Technology Assisting Disability WA (TADWA) provides custom solutions for independence for people with disabilities, older people and carers. Explore innovative opportunities at TADWA to achieve your goals and maximise your independence.