This week, the team from Rise visited the TADWA (Technology Assisting Disability WA) offices in Bassendean to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This agreement means that both organisations agree to work together to provide better support for our clients.
Our services fit really well together; with Rise providing community support services for older people, people with disability, at-risk young people, people with mental health issues and care givers and TADWA providing solutions for independence and safety for people with disabilities, older people and carers.
The agreement was signed by TADWA CEO Bob Whitaker and our CEO, Justine Colyer. George Scotcher, a client of both organisations, also attended and signed the agreement.
Mr Scotcher receives regular domestic assistance from Rise, and last year, TADWA installed custom steps with hand rails to enable him to access his home safely and independently. He was very keen to play an important part in the proceedings, fondly describing his attendance at the event as feeling like he was “the meat in the sandwich”. He enthusiastically shared stories about his new steps that TADWA had installed and didn’t miss the opportunity to drop in that he was in the market for some modifications to his bathroom and possibly also some help with a computer so he’d be able to Skype with his family; both areas that TADWA can help with.
The formal signing was followed by a tour of the TADWA workshop, which gave our team a great opportunity to see some of the bespoke items and modifications TADWA produce, including beach trekkers for people with disability and refurbished computers, complete with training workshops for people needing extra help getting to grips with the technology.
After a light lunch, the teams shared some videos of their client’s stories so that each organisation could get a better understanding of the services provided and the results of those services.
Justine Colyer said, “TADWA is a highly respected provider of equipment and technology and our relationship with them will be of enormous value to the people we support.”
In agreement, Bob Whitaker said, “Our partnership with Rise will only bring greater outcomes to clients such as Mr Scotcher. We are excited to see the possibilities and opportunities this offers to the people who matter most, our clients.”