The announcement brings certainty to the direction for the provision of disability services within Western Australia. The sector needed directional clarity to guarantee appropriate planning and resources to ensure that people with disability in the State receive the best possible service.
Intelife supported employees put the gardening skills of Department of Finance representatives to the test this week.
Fifteen Government staff worked alongside three Intelife teams to complete gardening and horticultural work at Settler’s Townsite on Burlington Road, as part of their contract with Lochness Landscape Services and the City of Rockingham.
CEO Fiona Beermier said the not-for-profit was approached by the Department to host their representatives, as a way to increase their awareness of the ADE program.
Intelife's choir and drama group We Will Rock You gave their inaugural performance to a crowded venue yesterday, after weeks of preparation.
The eight-person group from Gosnells branch performed their own version of Cinderella, complete with a disco, Facebook, a Harley Davidson motorbike and characters from other fairy-tales, followed by a series of songs with accompanying musicians.
Gosnells participant Adam Baker recently achieved one of his goals by completing the 2015 Park Run at Canning River, with the help of his Skills Trainer.
From the 205 entrants, Adam finished in 76th place and completed five kilometre run in 27.45 minutes, knocking four minutes off the average running time for this event.
Intelife has recently signed-up to eKarma, a WA-based social enterprise which raises funds for charities by having people shop online.
eKarma, which was established by Perth couple Pankaj and Kim Sharma, is based on the concept of karma and ‘giving it back’, and aims to raise funds for registered charities by harnessing the power of online shopping in Australia and donating a percentage of each sale to charity.
Our supported employees have helped to achieve a major financial milestone for the Department of Finance, through collaboration with other Government agencies including the Western Australian Police, and Western Australian Disability Enterprises.
Commercial cleaning at two Western Australian Police (WAPol) premises undertaken by Intelife supported employees was today announced as the contract which reached, and surpassed, a $20 million target from the State Government.
Participants from Intelife Midland's Eastern Client Advisory Group (ECAG) have shown off their acting prowess in a series of videos about the National Standards for Disability Services.
The videos, which are currently being produced by a local videographer, feature the members of ECAG as they speak about the six Standards: Rights, Participation and Inclusion, Individual Outcomes, Feedback and Complaints, Services Access, and Service Management.
Balcatta's own artists-in-training, Steve and Jono, presented CEO Fiona Beermier with a hand-painted canvas this morning, which has taken pride of place in her office.
The 60cm by 90cm canvas was created especially for Fiona as part of the participants' Lifeskills Plus program.
Steve, whose favourite colour was green, painted a prominent green fan, a heart and a star, while pink-loving Jono painted the blue diamonds, a flower and a star, in addition to a large section of the bottom left corner.
The nominees for the 2015 NDS Disability Support Awards were recently revealed, with Intelife representing a large proportion of the nominees.
Of the 57 organisations, businesses and individuals nominated for the awards, Intelife was the third-highest nominated body with 11 individuals or services nominated from our organisation, equating to nearly 20 per cent of the nominees.