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  • Introducing Samantha!

    Sam first starting accessing VIP in early 2007 after she moved here with her family from Canberra. Sam is 28 and absolutely loves the colour green, almost as much as she loves cooking! Sam enjoys cooking so much in fact, she cooks lunch for everyone at Duncraig once a week! I asked Sam if she Read more >>

  • DSC announces changes to accommodation services

    Due to the introduction of the NDIS, changes in the approach to the way WA Government are providing services to people with disability, and the implementation of the Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy, DSC has announced the decision to transition 60% of current accommodation services back to non-government accommodation providers. As outlined in the Read more >>

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Update

    The introduction of a new Government saw DisabilityCare revert it’s name change back to the NDIS and the governing public service organisation is now known as the NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency).  According to the most recent NDIS News Issue 4, 30 October 2013, the original name of the Scheme emphasises the Productivity Commission’s recommendation Read more >>

  • VIP’s Positive Behaviour Support Framework – Champions Training

    It has been a little over 12 months since we held information sessions on the Elimination of Restrictive Practices: Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework. The sessions were facilitated by Cindy Wieman B.Sc O.T who is a Positive Behaviour Support Specialist and who, along with Geoff Potter  B.A, M.Psych, Ph.D (matric) MACA;AAPA, AABA are the directors Read more >>

  • New Board Member – Kathlene Hardie

      I’m Kathlene Hardie and I am very pleased to join the VIP Board. I have a daughter Emma 19 who accesses the Duncraig Base and after joining the base last January, has settled in well and is very happy there. I come from a nursing background, where I trained in Scotland  31 yrs ago Read more >>