For individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers, navigating informal and formal systems and seeking connections within the community can be daunting. We recognise that sharing stories with those who have gone through similar experiences is a powerful tool. It not only aids in education but also mitigates feelings of isolation and enhances the sense of belonging.
Peer Support plays a pivotal role in boosting people’s confidence, knowledge, capabilities and reducing their sense of isolation. Those who have shared similar experiences can provide invaluable support to others embarking on parallel journeys.
For many individuals and families, grassroots Peer Support from those with first-hand experience can be the most vital and effective form of assistance. People are often more comfortable sharing knowledge, ideas and experiences with their peers through natural informal conversations, than engaging with service providers as their first connection.
People with Disability, Families and Carers
Our Peer Disability Network is a supportive hub designed for people with disabilities and their families. Our focus is on building peer connections and a sense of belonging through a community-building approach. We support networks who are led by individuals with disabilities or their families who understand the specific needs of their community.
Beyond sharing knowledge, our peer networks serve as a space for generating ideas and working together to collectively problem-solve. This enables individuals and families the power to bring about positive change, becoming advocates for themselves and their needs.
When you become a part of our network, you will have the opportunity to learn, share your insights and undergo personal growth within a small supportive community setting.
Our network is adaptable, allowing groups to form around shared experiences and needs, including location, culture or disability type. We value creating a safe and inclusive environment which encourages fresh perspectives.
We establish a space where you can build valuable relationships, express your true self, receive assistance in surmounting obstacles and discover the communal power that emerges from participating in our peer groups.
Alternatively, if there is not a group in your area or interest, we can work with you to set one up.
A List of Our
Current Peer Groups
|Group Name||Group interest|
|Hills||People with disabilities and their families who live in the Hills Area|
|All abilities Midland Catchup Group||Youth self-advocacy group in Midland area|
|Kalgoorlie Access and Inclusion Peer Network||People with disabilities and their families who live in Kalgoorlie & surrounds|
|Belmont Parent peer group||Belmont Parent peer group|
|Kalamunda||Kalamunda Parent Peer Group|