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Safer Services Toolkit

Newly updated, the toolkit gives providers what they need to build their internal quality and safeguarding capabilities to the highest standards.

Website shows jobseekers how to make their own video resumés

NDS’s online resource is a free, easy, step-by-step guide for jobseekers and employment services to make stand-out presentations to potential employers.

NDS Skills Project

This project aims to identify the key skills and training required by the disability workforce to increase the sector's capability.

Western Australia Disability Support Awards - 2024 Nominees

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Congratulations to our 2024 Western Australia Disability Support Awards nominees! Visit the Western Australian Disability Support Awards page for information about the upcoming awards.

Emerging Leader

  • Angela Kelly, Life Without Barriers
  • Bithika Kastha, Workpower
  • Chris Easter, Good Sammy Enterprises
  • Claudia Eissens, Independent DSW
  • Cooper O'Reilly, Building Friendships
  • Dylan Wynn, Proudly Productive
  • Jack Mcloughlin, Intelife Group
  • Josie Henderson, Activ Foundation
  • Julie Bamber, Mosaic Community Care
  • Katherine Campbell, Uniting WA
  • Kelly Scott, Therapy Focus
  • Kirstie Denning, Ability WA
  • Lee Hughes, Black Swan Health
  • Lily Nicolson, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Melissa Coombs, MSWA
  • Pauline Key , Edge Employment Solutions
  • Raymon Horley, Black Swan Health
  • Rebecca Lemmon, Hannah's House
  • Richard Murdoch, Therapy Focus
  • Sam Cooper, Good Sammy Enterprises
  • Sarah Armstrong, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Shelley Partridge, Directions Disability Support Solutions
  • Tara Spencer, Aberstone
  • Tracy Howells, Building Friendships
  • Walter Aramakutu, One2One

Excellence in Home and Family Support

  • Ability WA - Booragoon Shared Onsite Support Team. Teagan Kenny; Ran Dong; Munazza Ali; Edi Amos; Falgun Kumar Patel
  • Briana, Sebeh, Crosslinks Inc.
  • Catherine Sprigg, My Place
  • Claudia Eissens, Independent Support Worker
  • Cooper Preedy, Valued Lives Foundation
  • Gabrielle Brindley, Independent Support Worker
  • Activ Foundation - Harriott Accommodation Team. Tams Malako; Oluwatosin Oni; Truda Smith; Muchaneta Lauti; Panor Koneauklang; Christian Asumugha; Manoj Cyriac; Kathryn Doorn; Victoria Reeder; Apurvakumar Pandya; Michell Kashiri
  • Uniting WA - Individualised Services North. Lynda Innes; Claire Bocking; Christiana Sam; Annie Konneh; Yassah Bevan; Akur Duot; Eunice Njobo; Alison Chadwick; Amy Nguyen
  • Uniting WA - Jaye Dyer's Support Team. Andrew Hayden; Clayton Gray; Michael Kinyanjui; Ladu Boyo; Antony Kinyanjui; Seun Oyewopo; Fortune Obidike
  • Jodi Thompson, Mosaic Community Care
  • John Rakich, Indentity WA
  • Lily Nicolson, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Uniting WA - Matt Doble's Support Team. Janice Horley; Yvette Bosman; Haniza Rafferty; James Phelan; Daniel Spicer; Michael Kinyanjui; Anthony Kinyanjui; Clayton Gray
  • Nikki Schwagermann, Down Syndrome WA
  • Patrick Dolin, Life Without Barriers
  • Riham Mustafa, Activ Foundation
  • Roger MacDonald, Independent Support Worker
  • Saurabh Nischal, GIFSA
  • Scott Perry, Rise
  • Interchange WA - Shaz Lindsay's Team. Rudina Behari; Lauren Elliott; Satbeer Gill
  • Nulsen Disability Services - St George's Team. Georgia Jeffreys; Jalen Dadson; Razwan Chawdhary; Ganga Ghimire; Gary Virk; Thomas Robertson; Maria Narayanan; Prisca Phakuyja; Dinna Ciza
  • Tamia Bezuidenhout, Independent Support Worker
  • Te Paea Ratu, Enable WA
  • Activ Foundation - Team Carman1. Sandra Dwyer; Mechele Tufnell; Maureen Levins; Amy Patel; Eveline Nshimirimana; Shereen Santineer; Kalpana Tandan; Mercy Sang
  • The Autism Assoc. of WA - Team Dacre. Sharni Klau; Alexandra Cootes; Soon Lee; Lianne Shea; Rachel Legg; Sandra Caceres
  • At Home Care - Team Jas. Sarah Weir; Lauryn Williams; Shay Jones; Juliette Faraone; Julia Benino; Olivia De Longis; Renee De Longis; Irma Kapic
  • My Place and Jennifer Holl, Independent Support Worker - Team Josef.; Max Williamson; Arlison Castaneto; Lydia Taylor; Kate Nancarrow
  • Avivo - Team Michelle. Rebecca Hameister; Kristy Philpott; Jaedyn Turner; Jen Maher; Robin Cook
  • Tia Delessio, The Equipped Centre
  • Treacy Meyer, Southern Cross Care
  • Crosslinks Inc. - Team Wendy and Caroline. Wendy Breeze; Caroline D'Amico
  • Zoe Dobransky, Mosaic Community Care

Innovation in Service Delivery

  • Amanda McKenna, Workpower
  • Bridget Muir, Moov360
  • Nulsen Disability Services - CAN Do Committee. Steve Osgoo; Ian Maynard; Jalen Dadson; Rajesh Pusala; Shayna Dore; Linda Mercer; Sandra Somashakaran; Judith Skelton; Bill Crofts; Bailey O'Keeffe; Debbie King; Caroline Watt
  • Cassandra Hughes, Down Syndrome WA
  • Chris Easter, Good Sammy Enterprises
  • Claudia Eissens, Independent Support Worker
  • Crosslinks Incorporated
  • Fly2 Health Group
  • Ability WA - From Hospital to Home Coolbinia Team. Glenda Maddison; Louise Murphy; Luke Ameduri; Jake Down; Mikaela Harkin ; Maxphiler Barkbir; Alvie Chapeau; Sangay Dhendup; Rinzin Jamtsho; Angelique Murembwayire; Mariame Ndiaye; Mercy Okara; Tashi Phuentsho, Jeewan Sharma; Loday Tharchen; Rinzin Wangmo
  • Hannah’s House - Hannah's House Clinical Services Team. Aoife Gray; Gwyneth McVitty; Sue Ford; Alex D’Evelynes; Lynne Herd; Rebecca Lemmon; Jessica McAuley; Nikki Bartlett; Sue Desmond; Jan Della; Daisy Ashworth
  • Ability WA - In-home Baby Intervention Service (IBIS). Amanda French; Kirstie Denning; Stephanie Mann; Jessica Morris; Kirsty Whitefield; Suzy Rogers; Ann Cook; Louisa Dawkins; Sue Margolis; Penny Lam
  • Valued Lives Foundation - Innovative Employment Team - School to Work Transition Project
  • Interchange - Interchange’s Shared Lives Team. Charlotte Deeney; Shane Mumford; Clare Brown; Katie Van Grootel
  • Kelly Scott, Therapy Focus
  • Lily Nicolson, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Mausmi Shah, Mass Physio
  • Microenterprise People - MEP Marketplace. Sharna Jarvis; Samantha Powell; Marcus Carney; Gina Semi; Corinne Robertson; Nadege Anderson
  • Microenterprise People - Microenterprise People Geraldton. Gina Semi; Tennille O'Neill; Alexis Alford; Samantha Powell
  • Essential Personnel - Moora Lifestyles Team - Brett Valerie Trent; Michael Edwards; Amanda Wilson; Carolyn Jorissen; Jami Lee Hart
  • Pauline Key, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Peter Kerkhof, Wild West Wheelchairs
  • Plan and Grow
  • Randall Rooney, MSWA
  • Interchange WA - Shaz Lindsay's Team. Rudina Behari; Lauren Elliott; Satbeer Gill
  • Developmental Disability WA - Side by Side Team. Bronwyn Pike; Maggie Visser; Mary Butterworth; Cath Brindley; Leticia Grant; Maxine Drake; Teresa Pracilio; Sue Birch; Lydia Gallant; Laura Jones
  • Sinead Bryant, VisAbility
  • Tamia Bezuidenhout, Independent Support Worker
  • Te Paea Ratu, Enable WA
  • MSWA - The CoAct MSWA Specialist Employment Support Service Team. Leigh McCaffrey; Peta Flynn; Meredith Drynan
  • Treacy Meyer, Southern Cross Care
  • VisAbility - VisAbility CoAct Disability Employment Service (DES). Jason Rowland; Qonrad Gomez; Wayne Sutherland; Lianne Parsons; Greg Lewis; Cailin Hallworth; Alisa Lagrange
  • Walter Aramakutu, One2One
  • Fly2 Health Group - Wiluna Outreach Flight Team. Mel Davis; Kathryn Clare; Jaun DuPlessis; Keeley Lebsanft

Excellence in Regional Support

  • Advocacy WA
  • Advocacy WA Advocate Team. Hellen Madzingira; Joan Sang; Rhoda Murerwa; Margare
  • Ally Oliver, Avivo
  • Christine Whitmore, Essential Personnel
  • Gillian Fry, VisAbility
  • Kelli Carlisle, Activ Foundation
  • Team Adrian - Mike Arjan, Mick Campbell
  • Essential Personnel - Moora Lifestyles Team – Brett Valerie Trent; Michael Edwards; Amanda Wilson; Carolyn Jorissen; Jami Lee Hart
  • Nicole Taylor, Activ Foundation
  • Team Mike - Peter Cormie and Charlie Lee
  • Roger MacDonald, Independent Support Worker
  • Ruby Lorraine Maggs, Midway Community Care
  • Saurabh Nischal, GIFSA
  • Te Paea Ratu, Enable WA
  • Avivo - Team Michelle. Monica Lee; Kristi Wilson; Rebecca Hameister; Kristy Philpott; Sherene Munday; Jaedyn Turner; Jen Maher; Robin Cook

Excellence in Rights Promotion

  • Abdul Azizi, My Abilities WA
  • Advocacy WA
  • Advocacy WA Advocate Team. Hellen Madzingira; Joan Sang; Rhoda Murerwa; Margaret Fogarty
  • Claudia Eissens, Independent Support Worker
  • Heather Sherriff, Insight PBS
  • Uniting WA - Individualised Services. Lynda Innes; Claire Bocking; Christiana Sam; Annie Konneh; Yassah Bevan; Akur Duot; Eunice Njobo; Alison Chadwick; Amy Nguyen; Claire Carter
  • Jack Mcloughlin, Intelife Group
  • Lisa Olsen, ConnectAbility WA
  • Pauline Key, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Sana Living
  • Nulsen Disability Services - St George's Team. Georgia Jeffreys; Jalen Dadson; Razwan Chawdhary; Ganga Ghimire; Gary Virk Thomas Robertson; Maria Narayanan; Prisca Phakuyja; Dinna Ciza
  • Theresa Kirwan, Senses WA

Excellence in Supporting Employment Outcomes

  • Ability WA Employment Services Team. Debolina Naskar; Wendy Owens; Lisa Strickland; Sven Lie; Emily Safe; Yanna Levet; Natalie D'Olimpo
  • Ally Oliver, Avivo
  • Carneys Training Team. Sam Warwick; Neil Mahon; Lachie Spickett
  • Chris Easter, Good Sammy Enterprises
  • Christine Whitmore, Essential Personnel
  • Janette Mendoza, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Kelli Carlisle, Activ Foundation
  • Lily Nicolson, Edge Employment Solutions
  • MicroEnterprise People - MEP Marketplace. Sharna Jarvis; Samantha Powell; Marcus Carney; Gina Semi; Corinne Robertson; Nadege Anderson
  • Microenterprise People Geraldton - Gina Semi; Tennille O'Neill; Alexis Alford; Samantha Powell
  • My Place - My Workplace. Teresa Davies; Hayley Moss; Clare Wall; Marven Mah; Zoe Wheeler; Anastacia Wheeler; Gemma Smith; Evan Holder; Mick Mahdi Zain; Kobi Sullivan
  • Pauline Key, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Rafiullah Rohi, My Abilities WA
  • Ryan Randolph, Inclusion WA
  • Sarah Armstrong, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Valued Lives and Nadina Slade (ISW) - Team Showman. Cooper Preedy; Nadina Slade
  • Down Syndrome WA - The Employment Team. Mariana Silva; Zali Stipanicev; Sue Summers

Excellence in Supporting Inclusion and Citizenship

  • Building Friendships - Support Workers Team. Cooper O'Reilly; Niamh Enright; Mark Edwards; Marit Dew; Rui Ma; Dylan Owen; Taleisha Unger; Danica Smith; Narelle Unger
  • Claudia Eissens, Independent Support Worker
  • Dylan Hopcroft, Enable WA
  • Dylan Smallwood, Proudly Productive
  • Life Without Barriers - Eden House Team. James Benness; Adijat Habeeb; Alice Jakeman; Khadijatu Barrie; Isaac Serem
  • Elizabeth Stone, Workpower
  • James Shelton, Independent Support Worker
  • Lily Nicolson, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Microenterpirse People - MEP Marketplace. Sharna Jarvis; Samantha Powell; Marcus Carney; Gina Semi; Corinne Robertson; Nadege Anderson
  • Team Adrian - Mike Arjan, Mick Campbell
  • Nicholas Ardley, Inclusion WA
  • Nicole Griffiths , Avivo
  • Pauline Key, Edge Employment Solutions
  • Team Mike - Peter Cormie and Charlie Lee
  • Pramodh Paul, Avivo
  • Rafiullah Rohi, My Abilities WA
  • Rupinder Kaur , Mosaic Community Care
  • Sarah Armstrong, Edge Employment Solutions
  • My Place - Seth's A Team. Danial Seeahudeen; Aaron Jordan-Maskiell; Ryan McLeod; Kyer Potts; Liam Begley
  • Interchange - Shaz Lindsay's Team. Rudina Behari; Lauren Elliott; Satbeer Gill
  • Nulsen Disability Services - St George's Team. Georgia Jeffreys; Jalen Dadson; Razwan Chawdhary; Ganga Ghimire; Gary Virk Thomas Robertson; Maria Narayanan; Prisca Phakuyja; Dinna Ciza
  • Tamia Bezuidenhout, Independent Support Worker
  • Inclusion WA - Team Cohen. Aran Lock; Ben Bastion; Daniel Gregory; Hannah Lawrence; Raymond Juru; Rhys Choularton; Shân Williams
  • Inclusion WA - Team Glenn. Eric Songcuan; Ted Edward Withers
  • My Place and Jennifer Holl (ISW) - Team Josef. Max Williamson, My Place; Arlison Castaneto; Lydia Taylor; Kate Nancarrow, Jennifer Holl
  • Inclusion WA - Team Rochelle. Acquila Lammas; Talia Haydock; Venus Karel; Paula Rebelo; Ashley Price
  • Activ Foundation - The Heights Community Team. Chloe Barnett; Jim Busby; Florence Geddes; Jesse Greenslade; Youngok Kim; Julie Kirkman; Adele Longworth; Jenelle Miceli; Prakash Nagarkoti; Chenel Parkins; Caitlin Principe; Madison Stubbs-Mills; Rachel Thomas; Louise Witt; Chimi Yangden; Lydia Wright; Yanina Davila; Charlie Mahony; Victor Barbastel Lobos; Talisha Caswell; Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Tia Delessio, The Equipped Centre
  • Crosslinks Inc - Team Wendy and Caroline. Wendy Breeze; Caroline D'Amico