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Jarrod loves flying high like the Eagles

Jarrod Dickerson loves his football, and flying high like his favourite team.

Living in Rise’s Nobel House in Mount Helena, Jarrod leads a very busy life.

The sportsman has played with the High Wycombe Integrated Team for the past five years. He trains once a week on Thursdays in preparation for the games.

Coach Brett Hockley said Jarrod loves football and is a supporter of the West Coast Eagles.

Our team is going very well this year and have won all 11 games that we have played, so we are undefeated and sit on top of the ladder.

Our season has one home and away game left which is on the 19th of August playing at Kingsway. We then have semi finals the following week, with the grand final to be held on the 2nd of September.

Jarrod cheered on by family

Jarrod said his mum was his number one fan and watches all his matches.

He said he loved learning how to chase the ball and how to score goals.

I like practicing and doing high kicks, like the Eagles, flying high.

Jarrod loves all sports and also enjoys cricket and boxing. In addition to sports, he has many other skills. Jarrod plays guitar and attends Music Rocks on Thursdays and Performing Arts on Tuesdays.

He also started to volunteer at RSPCA on Mondays to look after cats and other animals.

Rise supporting people

Rise supports people with a disability, with individual care and accommodation. To find out more click here.

Family Fun Day Creative Arts by Rise

Putting the FUN in Family Fun Day

Creative Arts by Rise welcomed hundreds of visitors during their Family Fun Day.

The Family Fun Day was held on Saturday 12th August at Creative Arts by Rise in Warwick.

Family Fun Day

People were able to see a range of artworks including paintings, pottery and woodwork on display.

There were wood burning and pottery wheel demonstrations. A number of craft activities included painting wood houses and spoons

Children also enjoyed meeting reptiles thanks to Amy Wild Reptile Adventures and having their faces painted by Rosie O Entertainers.

Program Manager Skye Stevens said the event was a great success.

We had over 150 people come with their families to join in the activities and support Creative Arts. The day was enjoyed by families, clients and staff and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Homelessness Week

The event was possible thanks to a grant from Shelter WA. Lots of information about homelessness was displayed around the building. Some money was also raised for Shelter WA with a donation box and the sale of calendars.

Many of our people are at greater risk of becoming homeless. Some of the reasons are housing affordability, mental health and disability. Rise is proud to be an advocate and raise awareness of the issue.

Creative Arts by Rise

Creative Arts by Rise, formerly Creative And Therapy Activities, is based in Warwick. Numerous activities are held here. These include:

  • Painting
  • Woodwork
  • Knitting
  • Pottery
  • Excursions

Creative Arts by Rise was formally Creative And Therapy Activities (CATA). CATA merged with Rise in 2016. You can read more about the merger here.

Get Away club 20 years

Get Away Club celebrates 20 years

Rise’s Get Away Club celebrated it’s 20th year of operation this week!

Formed in 1997, the group aims to get active seniors out and enjoying Perth and surrounds.

Members range from 50 to 100 years and enjoy a variety of excursions, including overnight and longer stays.

20 year celebration

The 20 year anniversary of the club was marked with a morning tea at Wahroonga social centre in Mundaring.

Members came together to mark the occasions, viewing photo albums from past years. They also had fun finding their names on an embroidered tablecloth.

Current program planner Marilla Pierson said the group had around 40 members.

I often say how much I love my job. I get to work with the most friendly and fun-loving people you could work with.

Our next holiday is in September, a wildflower holiday up to Geraldton.

Get Away club 20 years

Get Away foundations

Sally Roberts was one of the founding members of the club. She also spoke of her happy memories of years past.

They are some of the happiest years. We had a lot of fun and did a lot of fun things.

The oldest member of the Get Away club is Vicky Turner at the ripe age of 99 years. We’re sure she has some tales to tell from past years!

Rise Aged Care

Rise provides numerous aged care services, which includes social centres, personal care and home support. For more information click here.

Shaun Mays

Rise welcomes new General Manager Shaun Mays

Rise has welcomed new General Manager Service Delivery Shaun Mays into the Rise family.

Shaun Mays joins Rise

Shaun joined Rise two weeks ago and said he is settling in well.

My background is in business and social work. I was recently at Mission Australia where I was State Operations Manager for three years, and Acting State Director for the last six months. I’ve also spent time at CanTeen.

Over the years I have been watching with interest what Rise has been doing. I really admire the way all communication is targeted for clients and is friendly and welcoming.  It is clear that Rise also greatly values partnerships and collaborative ways of working.

I also love the connection with Creative Arts by Rise because I’m interested in the arts, as well as live music and theatre.

Shaun said he was looking forward to meeting more staff and visiting all the Rise sites. He has already been out an about, visiting Wahroonga social centre in Mundaring for the 20 year celebration morning tea, where he got to meet some of the founding members of the Get Away Club and also got to eat some delicious cakes.

Everyone has been so welcoming and friendly, it’s been great.

I am very honoured to be a member of the Rise Leadership Group and I’m looking forward to an opportunity to help grow our Youth and Mental Health Divisions while consolidating services in the southern corridor.

Our new General Manager will be based at Helen’s Place in Middle Swan. Welcome, Shaun!

Rise services

Rise provides a number of services for aged care, youth, people with disability, mental health and more. More information is available here.

car women children transport

New car helps support women and children

A new car purchased thanks to a grant is helping women and children travel around Perth.

The Youth services St John of God Outreach program was successful in securing a grant from Lotterywest.

Outreach Program

The outreach program provides individual support for young women aged 14 – 18 years who have experienced family and domestic violence.

Meeting in person is essential to help build their capacity to enable them to live independently and safely in the community.

Many of the young women have previously been accommodated at Kira House, which is the only 24 hour accessible crisis accommodation service for this age group in WA, and so come from all over the Perth.

Transporting women and children

Youth Program Manager Dawn McAleenan said the new car will make a big difference to women receiving support.

Approximately 30% of these young women have accompanying children but unfortunately the old vehicle was not big enough to transport their children, which caused additional barriers during support.

We are now able to transport women and children when they need it.

The Lotterywest grant totalled $13,474 and the car was purchased recently from Phoenix Holden.

Youth Services

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

shower renovation hazel

Small shower upgrade makes big difference

A small upgrade to their bathroom has made a big difference to the lives of a Stoneville couple.

Owen Richards has received services from Rise for a number of years.

His wife Hazel said twice a week support workers assisted with showering.

bathroon renovation

Shower upgrades

Recently Hazel became aware that they had unspent allocated funding they could use for home modification or equipment.

To make life easier for Owen, they decided to renovate the shower.

Technology Assisting Disability WA (TADWA) carried out the upgrade, which included removing the hob. The glass frame was also replaced with shatter proof glass and new tiles with drainage slope installed.

Hazel said the upgrade had made a big difference.

Owen can walk straight in now, and doesn’t need to to step up to get in the shower.

It has helped a lot and made it much easier. We’re very happy.

In addition to support services, Owen also attends our respite house in Mount Helena several times a year. This is a great change of scenery for Owen and a chance to meet new friends.

Rise aged care

Rise provides numerous aged care services, which includes social centres, personal care and home support. For more information click here.

craft prep for Mundaring markets stall

Seniors get crafty for Mundaring markets

Members across three Rise social centres have been busy making craft for the upcoming Mundaring markets.

Rise will host a stall at the Sunday Mundaring Markets on Sunday 13th August.

Social centres get busy

Rise will set up a stall outside Wahroonga, a social centre on Craig Street in Mundaring.

Various arts and crafts made by our members will be available for sale. Items include heat bags, scarves, beanies, drink coasters, aprons and lots more.

Aged Care Coordinator Jackie Quinn said members were looking forward to the market, which is a yearly activity.

All our craft is made by our savvy seniors, sometimes with the help of our staff and volunteers. The three combined social centres Wahroonga, Centenary House and Moorditj Mia are all part of this activity.

Our proceeds go back toward buying more craft supplies for our clients to get started on the craft stall for the next year.

Mundaring markets

As well as craft for sale, market attendees will be able to purchase a Devonshire tea for $4.50. This will be available from inside Wahroonga social centre’s kitchen, which is a great chance for people to see our facility.

The market runs from 9am – 1pm on Nichol and Craig streets in Mundaring. There are a variety of stalls including plants, food and general items.

Aged care services

Rise provides numerous aged care services, which includes social centres, personal care and home support. For more information click here.

Family Fun Day creative Arts by Rise Warwick

Rise hosts Family Fun Day in Warwick

Rise is gearing up for a whole day of festivities at our free Family Fun Day at Creative Arts by Rise.

The event takes place on Saturday 12th August in Warwick, from 10am to 2pm.

Creative Arts by Rise

Rise Program Manager Skye Stevens said the event was a great opportunity to show the public what Creative Arts by Rise is all about. The event is also supporting a good cause and bringing awareness to Shelter WA during Homelessness Week.

Creative Arts by Rise provides a safe and supportive environment for people to get creative. We run painting, craft, woodwork and pottery activities at our centre.

During the Family Fun Day we will be celebrating our people and showcasing the work of our talented members. We will also be raising a little money through the proceeds from selling our new calendar.

Family Fun Day

Activities at the free family event include:

  • Gold coin donation sausage sizzle
  • Craft activities for the family
  • Face painters & entertainment
  • Pottery Wheel and Wood Burning demonstrations

The Family Fun Day is made possible through funding from Shelter WA.

The event runs at 12 Dorchester Avenue, Warwick.

We look forward to seeing you there! View the poster here.

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Youths discover what it take to be a youth worker

Youths taking part in school holiday activities at Stratton Edge Youth Centre have just wrapped up an action-packed two weeks.

What it takes to be a Youth worker

Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the first activity looked at the role of a youth worker.

We wanted to dispel some of the myths of youth work and show the young people of Stratton what our jobs are all about.

We had Jenni and Jacki from two of the Outreach Case Management roles and our student Amanda come down to the youth centre and talk about how we can support young people with their goals.

The young people took part in a quiz and a ‘worry balls’ exercise where they tried to see how many balls one person could handle.

After that, the young people each designed a poster for our upcoming Skateboard, scooter, BMX project. The winning poster is being plastered around Stratton to advertise the events.

NAIDOC Week events

For the second activity the group checked out the NAIDOC event at Ashfield, before stopping at the Bayswater Skate Park to try out some new scooter tricks.

The third activity included a trip to Scitech where some of the young people enjoyed a fantastic presentation on things that glow. The others ran around and experimented with as many different activities as they could.

We then had another sneaky trip to Bayswater Skate Park on the way home!

Skye said the last activity was a delicious steak dinner at Hog’s Breath Café, and then off to the cinema to giggle through Despicable Me 3.

Youth services

Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.

Mental health conference

Mental Health team value conference learnings

Rise’s Mental Health team learnt some valuable lessons at a recent conference we sponsored.

The WA Mental Health Awards and Conference 2017 were held on 13th and 14th July. Rise was proud to be a bronze sponsor of the event, which was held at Perth Concert Hall.

Rise had a stall at the conference, which was a good chance to share what we do with the industry.

It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet friends old and new.

Conference sessions

Many Rise staff attended the sessions offered over the two days. Team member Kristi said she enjoyed a presentation by Rhianwen Beresford from the WA Peer Supporters Network.

This was very informative and acknowledged the challenges Peer Support Workers may experience in a workplace, spoke of the invaluable knowledge and experience they bring to the team and the substantial increase in positive outcomes for clients.

The sessions were varied, with a focus on client care as well. Kristi said a talk by Mike Steward from Mental Health Advocacy Service looked at how advocacy works for clients.

This was fabulous, and a great resource for anyone who finds themselves in the mental health system, especially for those in the psychiatric hostels, involuntary patients and those needing advice.

Rise mental health services

Rise provides a number of mental health services. This includes individual support, peer support and housing. For more information click here.