Disability services provider Rocky Bay has taken over the support services for Spina Bifida in Western Australia. For over 45 years these services were delivered by Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Western Australia (SBHAWA).
This agency ceased operations in December after an extensive search for a new service provider, following the arrival of the NDIS which resulted in changes to the provision of disability services in WA. “It was important our members had access to the greater resources offered by Rocky Bay,” said former SBHAWA president, Miriam Borthwick, who has joined the Rocky Bay board.
Rocky Bay is establishing a Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Advisory Committee to provide guidance on the best ways to support the needs of people affected by these conditions. It will also be seeking expressions of interest for people to join the committee. Rocky Bay provided support to over 3000 West Australians living with disability in 2015.
For further information visit: www.rockybay.org.au