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.