Great outcomes recorded in Identitywa’s 2018 Annual Report
The successful achievements of another significant year for Identitywa were celebrated at the agency’s Annual Review night held at the end of November.
Board Chair, Graeme Mander and Chief Executive Officer, Marina Re, both reflected on key outcomes and the growth of Identitywa at a time of great change within the disability sector which has been impacted by the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
“In the past year Identitywa has supported the transitioning of a number of individuals in independent living and shared accommodation to NDIS plans and over the coming year, this number will dramatically increase as the national rollout moves to achieve its targets,” explained Graeme.
“I must say that overall we have been pleased with the process and especially with the outcomes achieved. While not without challenges, these successful transitions have been underpinned by Identitywa’s careful long-term planning, having an intimate knowledge of the nuances of the system as well as proactively advocating for better outcomes for individuals and their families.
“The Board fully recognises the hard work of the management team and staff in achieving the above and is pleased this provides for a bright, sustainable future for our organisation,” said Graeme.
“I am proud of the fact that together we are significantly improving the lives of those entrusted in our care, and their families.”
In her report, Marina spoke of Identitywa’s advocacy role in the discussion on voluntary assisted dying; Identitywa presented a view to the WA Parliamentary Select Committee during the year which stressed the critical importance of protecting people with limited decision-making capacity.
“Whilst we do live in a more inclusive and welcoming society, we must be vigilant that those who have limited decision making capacity are not subject to decisions borne out of funding or financial pressures, and less than ideal access to medical interventions and care,” said Marina
Treasurer, Linda Walsh, also presented at the gathering. She highlighted the details of the 2017/18 Financial Report.
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