Budding writer and Activ customer Nicholas has a goal of changing the world’s perspective on people with disability. He practises what he preaches by working towards achieving whatever he sets his mind to. After completing a children’s book, ‘The Adventures of Fluffy and Twitch’, Nicholas’ next project was a book fit for all ages titled ‘Life with a Disability’.
Activ Employment Services Bentley’s new test and tag microenterprise is paving the way for skill development and more opportunities for independence for our supported employees.
Former Activ Property Care Ashby supported employee Ryan, is excelling in his new job in mainstream employment at a local landscaping company.
In June 2021, Activ’s registered training organisation, Activ Pathways, introduced a qualification in retail, with the aim of supporting our customers to build the necessary skills to transition to a retail role in open employment.
Looking over the beautiful cityscape at Frasers in Kings Park, on 13 November Activ held its annual Stars and Galaxy Awards Night, to recognise our amazing staff who go above and beyond to support our customers and each other.
Modern, bespoke Specialist Disability Accommodation homes to be built for 24 of Activ’s East Metro customers
Activ is excited to continue working with WAI Group and Community Housing Limited, to build eight customised Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes in High Wycombe. The Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Don Punch MLA attended a special ground-breaking ceremony on the property on 18 November.
Activ customer Chloe is kicking her goals and working towards her dream career with Activ’s support. Starting out as a supported employee at Activ Employment Services Bentley, Chloe felt she was ready to take the next step in her employment journey, so she started accessing Activ’s career coaching services.
Being around people, having a variety of tasks, and being in a fastpaced environment are just some of the things our customer Beth has learnt she enjoys, through Activ’s career coaching program.
Activ welcomes the WA Government decision to mandate COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for many WA workers, including people employed by the disability services sector. Read our full update for more information.
Adrian has been an Activ customer in Busselton for around 18 months, accessing our accommodation services and working at Activ Property Care Busselton. Adrian’s journey with Activ so far has seen him well on his way to achieving many of his health, wellbeing and work goals.
Activ customer Tamara has literally been dreaming about riding a two-wheel bike since she was a child. Recently, she achieved her dream.
Established in 1951 by a group of families who wanted more for their children, Activ has a proud 70-year history of supporting people with intellectual disability to achieve their goals, break through barriers and increase their independence.
Activ is excited to announce that Activ Business Services Bunbury has been awarded with a two-year contract for pallet supply from BGC.
Activ is excited to announce our partnership with Foundation Housing to develop Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) homes for six Activ customers in Bassendean.
Activ Albany customer Tabetha has been building her skills in candle and soap making, baking, printing, communication and resume writing, all of which will support her with her work goals.
Career coaching customer Phillipa is discovering her passion and building her confidence through career coaching. Phillipa has recently started a work experience placement at Harold Hawthorn Community Centre, where she's able to blend her love of helping others with her interest in working in the food service industry.
Supporting local, developing new skills and achieving independence – all in a day’s work for Activ’s supported employees
The timber team at Activ Employment Services Bunbury have worked together to custom-design and build furniture for new Bunbury local business, Nourish Juice and Coffee Bar. This exciting new contract was a fantastic opportunity for Activ's supported employees to learn new skills and achieve greater independence at work.
On Saturday 17 July, the Activ Heartbeats performance group performed ‘Don’t Stop Me Now - a musical extravaganza!’. The inclusive variety show was all about breaking down barriers and showcasing the singing, dancing, musical and acting abilities of our customers.
In 2019, Activ launched our Independence strategy, which was developed in consultation with some of our customers and their families. Since this time we have been working hard on how we can deliver proven pathways to independence for people living with intellectual disability.
Activ employee coordinator Kerry Bain and her team go above and beyond to build sensory garden at Osborne Park
Activ employmee coordinator, Kerry Bain, has truly gone the extra mile for supported employees and her fellow staff members at Activ Employment Services Osborne Park, in designing and building an outdoor sensory garden at the business services site.
Activ’s first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) offering officially opened in Geraldton by Minister for Disability Services
Activ is excited to announce that our first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) offering was officially opened in Geraldton on 19 July 2021, by the Hon. Don Punch MLA, Minister for Disability Services.
Activ support worker Claire Sleeman has been nominated for a WA Disability Support Award 2021 in three categories - Excellence in Home and Family Support, Excellence in Supporting Inclusion and Citizenship and Excellence in Regional Support.
No-appointment COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disability, their carers, and disability sector staff
Between Monday 19 July and Sunday 1 August (inclusive) people who work in the disability sector, people with disability and their carers can attend any state-run vaccination clinic in Western Australia without an appointment, to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.
Congratulations to Activ support worker Nayu Hosokawa for your nomination for a WA Disability Support Award
Activ congratulates support worker Nayu Hosokawa for being nominated for a WA Disability Support Award in the Excellence in Supporting Inclusion and Citizenship category.
The WA Government has announced that the Perth and Peel regions will return to pre-lockdown conditions as of 12:01am Monday 12 July. Read the update to find out what this means for Activ services.
Activ support worker Rachel Thomas has been nominated for a WA Disability Support Award 2021 in the category Excellence in Supporting Inclusion and Citizenship.
Activ congratulates career coaches Michelle Tobler, Amanda Faithfull, Tracy Maree Coles and Sabin Regmi, and their manager Learh Wiles, Sales and Growth Manager, for being nominated for a WA Disability Support Award in the Excellence in Innovation category.
Activ Geraldton customers to soon move into regional Western Australia’s first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) houses
Activ is excited to announce that a group of customers in Geraldton will soon be moving into Activ’s first Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) offering. This project has been underway for some time and marks Activ’s first step into the SDA market.
The WA Government has announced that further eased transitional restrictions will take effect at 12:01am Tuesday 6 July, and remain in place until 12:01am Monday 12 July. Read the full update for information on what this means for our services.
The WA Government has announced that as of 12:01am Saturday 3 July, the Perth and Peel regions will come out of lockdown, with transitional restrictions in place until 12:01am Tuesday 6 July. Read the update for what this means for Activ services.
Activ congratulates team leader Nicole Crawford for being nominated for a WA Disability Support Award
Activ congratulates team leader Nicole Crawford for being nominated for a WA Disability Support Award in three categories - Excellence in Home and Family Support, Excellence in Regional Support and Emerging Leader.
The WA Government has mandated a hard lockdown of the Perth and Peel regions from 12:01am Tuesday, 29 June for at least four days. This decision follows a third case of community transmitted coronavirus in Perth. Read our update for what this means for our services.
The WA Government has imposed "phase one" COVID restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions. The restrictions come into effect from 12.00 noon, Sunday 27 June, and will last for a minimum of three days. Read our update.
Activ congratulates Support Worker Sarah Kingdon for being nominated for a WA Disability Support Award in two categories - Excellence in Supporting Inclusion and Citizenship and Excellence in Regional Support.
Customer Merri, with the help of her support staff, is learning to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends
Customer Merri has been enjoying learning new skills to independently keep in touch with family and friends, and achieve greater independence at home.
Activ customer Jo is an active member of her local community in Manjimup, where she has now secured paid work at the local Coles supermarket.
To enable us to support our customers to achieve their independence goals, every time, we realised we need to make some changes to the way we work, so we recently embarked on a journey of redefining our values and behaviours.
Customer and barista in training Anthony supports his community at Holy Grail Op Shop and Café in Middle Swan
Accommodation customer Anthony is kicking his independence goals and supporting the local community, through his volunteer work placement at Holy Grail Op Shop and Café in Middle Swan.
Accommodation customer Aaron and Activ support worker Hayden Wright have turned an impromptu lockdown activity into one of Aaron’s favourite hobbies.
The WA Government has announced updated COVID-safe interim restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions, starting 12.01am Saturday 8 May and ending at 12:01am Saturday 15 May. Please read below how these interim restrictions will affect Activ’s services in the Perth and Peel regions.
From the Chair, Neil Guard: It is with regret that I announce the resignation of Danielle Newport, chief executive officer and managing director of Activ.
The WA Government has announced several COVID-safe interim restrictions for the Perth and Peel regions, starting 12.01am Saturday 1 May and ending at 12:01am Saturday 8 May. Please read below how these interim restrictions will affect Activ’s services in the Perth and Peel regions.
The WA Government has announced the three-day lockdown will end at 12:01am Tuesday 27 April. However, some COVID-safe measures will remain until 12.01am Saturday 1 May. Please read the post-lockdown return to work measures for Activ’s services in the Perth and Peel regions.
Following a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Perth, the WA Department of Health has mandated a hard lockdown of the Perth metropolitan and Peel regions from 12:01am Saturday 24 April 2021 to 12:01am Tuesday 27 April 2021. All Activ staff must wear a face mask when delivering services from 6pm today, Friday 23 April 2021. Read the full update for more information.
Activ customer John has gone from strength to strength to achieve his goal of independently catching public transport to work. This was made possible by Activ support worker Heather, whose dedication to listening to and encouraging John since she started working with him in 2018, has made a world of difference to John’s independence.
Activ endorses the Royal Commission’s investigations into promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Jacinda moved into an Activ shared accommodation house 2.5 years ago. Since then, she's made strides in her independence, learning to cook, learning to drive, and making friends along the way.
Community customer Michael is kicking his independence goals after securing a volunteer work placement at a local Vinnies store, where he works in the back and front of the shop, greeting customers and reminding them to check-in using the SafeWA app.
Throughout the past few weeks, Activ has celebrated the achievements of hundreds of Activ Pathways graduates across two ceremonies in Perth, and one in Bunbury.
Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out commenced on 22 March 2021, meaning that most of our customers are now eligible for the vaccination. Click on the headline to find out more information about checking your eligibility, and how to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine.
On Tuesday 16 March, a group of Activ customers and staff, including Activ’s CEO Danielle Newport, received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Australian Government Department of Health started phase 1a of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out on 22 February 2021. Click the headline to view a summary of the information we currently know about the vaccine roll-out for the disability sector, including useful Easy Read resources.
Customer Zoey was ready for more independence, so she moved out of the family home and into an Activ shared accommodation home, where she's learning new skills and participates in the community. Hear from Zoey's dad Steve, who addresses some concerns commonly held by family members of people living with disability working towards greater independence.
Leading disability service provider Activ has cancelled the 2021 Chevron City to Surf for Activ, due to the ongoing risks posed by COVID-19. Activ CEO Danielle Newport said Activ is disappointed to cancel WA’s longest running and much-loved community fun run two years in a row, however the health and safety of the community comes first. Click the headline to read the full statement.
The team at Activ Employment Services Bentley have taken up an exciting new contract with WA Spray & Blast Seals, providing our supported employees with more opportunities for independence at work.
Albany customer Krysten is well on her way to reaching her goals, after being offered work experience in an open employment environment. As part of her Cert II in Business (BSB20115) course, Krysten's trainer Erica arranged for Krysten to take a workplace tour of Albany Office Products Depot, where they were so impressed with Krysten’s skills and eagerness to learn, that they offered her two months’ work experience!
The 2021 State general election is fast approaching. The official voting day is Saturday 13 March, however early voting options are available from 24 February. Voting is compulsory for citizens over the age of 18, and the WA Electoral Commission has a range of services to make voting accessible for everyone.
Following the most recent update from WA Premier Mark McGowan, Activ can confirm that from 12:01am Sunday 14 February 2021, all services will return to pre-lockdown conditions for the Perth metro, Peel and South West regions. Click the headline to read the full update.
The WA Government has announced the five-day lockdown will end at 6pm Friday 5 February. However, some COVID-safe measures will remain until 12.01am Sunday 14 February. Click the headline to read the full update.
Following a case of community transmission of COVID-19 in Perth, the WA Department of Health has mandated a hard lockdown of the Perth metropolitan, Peel and South West regions from 6pm Sunday 31 January 2021 to 6pm Friday 5 February 2021. Click the headline to continue reading.
Support Worker Rachel has been working with Activ customer Mikaela to achieve her independence goal of catching public transport to Activ Community Services Alexander Heights (The Heights), where she visits once a week to take part in a wide range of activities.
Mobile phone technology has opened up a whole new world for Activ customer Ross, enabling him to independently connect with family and friends, listen to the music he likes, find out information, take photographs and do online shopping. This was all made possible by the proactive support of Activ Support Worker Lee Hoffman.
An experienced sewing creative and passionate advocate for people living with disability, Albany customer Kristin uses her skills to help others.
In 2021, the NDIS will be launching a new process to assist them in understanding participants’ needs. The NDIS have been working with specialists since 2019 to develop a framework to assess functional capacity, and have created the independent assessment to do this.
We are very excited to have opened two new shared accommodation houses in Baldivis and Willetton! In Baldivis, Team Leader Elaine was sure to include all three customers, Annie, Lisa and Julie, and their families, in selecting the home for the new housemates. In Willetton, Team Leader Gillian said the new house where customers Zoey, Kelley, Janet and Kathy now live, has a very happy atmosphere.
Activ endorses the Royal Commission’s investigations into promotion of a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. To support the Royal Commission’s investigations, Activ has submitted a response to the Employment Issues Paper.
Albany community customer Erin has been on an amazing health and fitness journey over the last 15 months! Not only has she now lost over 35 kilos, but more importantly, Erin is active, participates in the community, and loves to make and eat healthy food.
Activ’s registered training organisation, Activ Pathways, will begin to offer a Certificate II in Cleaning CPP20617 qualification. This training will upskill and empower our Commercial Cleaning team’s supported employees to provide them even more pathways to open employment.
Activ customer Martin’s open employment prospects have recently expanded. With the help of his support worker Rebecca, Martin has started volunteer work at Spudshed in Australind. Martin’s liking the work so far, and is one step closer to reaching his independence goal of getting a job!
From 1 December 2020, the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission will commence operating in Western Australia (WA). We’ve been working hard to ensure we meet all of the Commission’s requirements. Click on the headline to find out what the rollout of the Commission means for you.
Following the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, we wanted to provide an update on our services. Click on the headline to continue reading.
Staff at Activ Osborne Park are always ready to encourage employment customers to accept a new challenge. Nothing could be more true for Marie, who started work at Activ straight out of school, and - because of her organisation and leadership skills - has been promoted to a leadership role.
I signed up for Activ’s commercial cleaning enterprise because I was looking for some variety in my work. I like to feel I have done a hard day’s work and I thought this was a good opportunity for that. Continue reading to learn more.
Customer Rachel is justifiably proud of her independence. Not only does she work in open employment at her local supermarket, but she is also a home owner. Continue reading to find out Rachel's top tips for people wanting to buy their own home.
Activ is proud to announce a new partnership with As We Are – a prestigious State-wide exhibition and awards program that showcases the talents of Western Australian artists living with intellectual disability. Read more to find out how to be involved.
Activ’s registered training organisation (RTO), Activ Pathways, is set to benefit from the State Government’s $57 million fee reduction package for the training sector.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided unexpected opportunities for Activ to connect with new businesses and organisations. As part of a Community Support initiative, Chef Rocky from The Left Bank made us some video cooking tutorials to share with you.
Have you heard about our Activ at Home program? The program offers opportunities to learn and connect from the safety and comfort of home. We’re trialing a range of innovative ways to support our customers from home using virtual service offerings.
Did you know that Activ Pathways training is in high demand across the State? The Activ Pathways team delivered training to 150 non-Activ staff this year, in locations as diverse as Kununurra, Roebourne, Narrogin and Albany.
Following the State Government’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Activ has developed a phase three plan to recovery. Continue reading to learn more about the updates of Activ services.
Following WA Premier Mark McGowan’s announcement of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions from 18 May, Activ has developed a phase two plan for staff and customers that aligns with government directives.
We regret to advise that we have cancelled the 2020 Chevron City to Surf for Activ, due to be held in August, in line with Federal and WA State Government directives around physical […]
I thought it timely to provide an update on our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the headline to continue reading.
Activ Business Services Bentley supported employees are doing their part to support the fight against the coronavirus in Western Australia. Click on the headline to read the full story.
Activ has recently come under some criticism for our decision to keep our employment services sites open. I want to address that decision and reassure you that we continue to monitor all of our services and sites as circumstances around the coronavirus pandemic change. Click to read more from our CEO.
As per our recent announcement on social media, a supported employee at Activ Bentley Business Services was confirmed as having COVID-19. For an update on the situation, click the headline to continue reading.
Following recent guidelines by the State and Federal Government, we have made several changes to our services. Click on the headline to find out more about these changes.
Following a recent announcement from the Prime Minister, we have a number of updates and decisions to share.
In order to protect the health and safety of our community, Activ will be implementing new decisions to comply with government directives. Click the headline to view our latest policy decisions.
As a valued member of the Activ community, I would like to update you on the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what Activ is doing about it. Click the headline to read the full update.
We co-hosted an inaugural Disability Housing and Well-Being Collective Forum with Hygge Community. The event sought support for the development of a tool to capture the housing and well-being needs of people with disability.
Rehearsals at Activ Beaconsfield are in full swing for the upcoming production of its musical extravaganza, Once Upon a Dream. Click for more information about this exciting upcoming performance!
Customers Andrew, Paul and Jeremy are set to become housemates at Activ’s new accommodation house in Ashby. The trio were accompanied by North Metro Team Leader James Reuben on a recent shopping trip to choose furniture for their new home.
Thanks to Activ’s career coaching program, customer Andrew’s open employment prospects have expanded. Read more about how this program is helping grow Andrew's confidence and skills.
The closure of Activ Esperance’s services was announced today, with the last day of operations being 31 March 2020. Click on the headline to read more.
At Activ, we are focused on developing new services that support progression towards independence for people living with disability.
People living with disability in Geraldton now have more options with the opening of Activ’s first new accommodation home in 30 years.
Activ Business Services South West reached a major production milestone last week with its one millionth wooden pallet rolling off its timber production line. Customer Operations Manager South West, Darren McNab, said Activ’s […]
Activ and the South West Football League Umpires Association have launched a program which will give people with disabilities a chance to be involved in match day action. The match day experience will […]
The annual Activ Pathways Graduation was held for the first time in Esperance this year with 45 qualifications awarded to students in the Goldfields. Graduates were invited to the Bijou Theatre for the […]
The Activ Artspace Exhibition returned in 2019 for a sixth year. For the first time in the event’s history, Artspace was held outside of Activ at Subiaco Arts Centre. Over 70 original artworks […]
West Australian voters with disability will have an additional option to cast their vote this election, with the trial of a specially designed accessible early-voting service in Perth. The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) […]
On Tuesday evening Activ CEO, Danielle Newport, hosted the third instalment of the Esperance Women’s Leadership Network event. The monthly initiative was established by the Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a […]
At Activ, we are committed to defending the rights of people living with disability to ensure the long-term safety and well-being of all individuals. We fully welcome and support the Royal Commission into […]
Over the past few weeks, Activ has celebrated and recognised the achievements of over 500 Activ Pathway graduates across Perth and Bunbury locations. Activ Pathways delivers nationally recognised certificates and training courses to […]
Esperance’s Activ Property Care team have secured a new 12-month contract with Southern Port Authority to manage more than 20,000 square metres of the authority’s land. Southern Port’s Chief Executive Officer, Steven Lewis, […]
Two Activ Esperance supported employees reached significant employment milestones this week. Alan Gallop and Patricia (Trish) Anderson each notched up 35 years employment with Activ. Alan and Trish also went to school together, […]
Yesterday, the Activ Learning and Discovery Centre (ALDC) team attended the Town of Cambridge Christmas at Lake Monger Festival. For the first time in the events history, the ALDC along with the Town […]
We have been included in the Q3 edition of the The Australian Business Executive (The ABE) magazine. The ABE is a quarterly publication that takes an in depth view of business and economic […]
The Activ Learning and Discovery Centre is now open and ready to receive visitors.
Activ Artspace has returned to Wembley for its fifth consecutive year featuring original artwork created by people living with disability.
Activ would like to congratulate Adam Grant on winning the Buyability ‘Above and Beyond Award’ for Western Australia.
Commencing on Saturday, 5 May 2018 Noah's Ark WA will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10.00am – 1.00pm.
The West Australian posted an article today about Activ's re-opening of Noah's Ark Toy Library.
This morning, Activ was excited to begin offering Home and Community Care (HACC) Services in the City of Wanneroo.
Activ is delighted to announce that this morning the organisation officially re-opened Noah’s Ark WA.
Activ’s flagship art exhibition, Activ Artspace is back again for 2018!
Activ is thrilled to announce that it has been named as the new service provider for Noah’s Ark WA.
Last night, 130 graduates crossed the stage at Activ’s 11th Pathways Graduation ceremony at the Astral Ballroom at Crown, Perth.
On 21 December 2017, Activ Business Services Busselton celebrated a historical milestone – having produced their one-millionth bottle of wine additive for Pure Wine.
Activ, in Partnership with Bethanie, hosted an industry first workshop on Friday, November 3 at Frasers Suites. The workshop aimed to develop real, practical solutions that addresses the concerns and issues people living with disability face as their funding ceases when they turn 65.
Activ is pleased to announce that the City of Wanneroo has recommended to its Council that Amana Living in partnership with Activ are the preferred organisations to provide Home and Community Care Services to their customers in the City of Wanneroo.
Activ's inaugural Awards Evening was held on Saturday 11 November, where the commitment and energy of our people was celebrated.
The Chevron City to Surf for Activ is Western Australia’s most loved community sporting event. For five people living with disability, the 2017 event was more than just a race, it was a demonstration of personal commitment and outstanding achievement.