Identitywa Befriend Masterclass focusses on connections with community
Supporting Identitywa participants to build strong friendships and meaningful relationships is the focus of the new masterclasses launched in February for family support workers.
Partnering with Perth-based not-for-profit social enterprise, Befriend, the classes are being delivered by their CEO, Nick Maisey.
“These thought-provoking sessions are pitched to encourage our workers to consider and develop strong strategies which they can then use when working with people in their community,” said Area Manager, Tarren Donetta.
“These workers predominately work independently so it is wonderful to have the opportunity to bring them together to share their experiences and ideas.”
For Vincent, who has worked with Identitywa for over five years, knowing that others share some of the challenges of being more isolated in their role was really valuable.
“It was really helpful to be with people who understand our work and I am particularly excited about the discussion around further developing our skills in future training offered by Befriend,” said Vincent.
“I would love to be able to use this knowledge to assist other workers in the future. It presents a really awesome opportunity to ensure we are delivering the best support to participants whilst also supporting each other.”
Identitywa CEO, Marina Re, said that partnering with Befriend always delivers inspirational learning for workers.
“We are very keen for our workers to grow and develop and to use these skills to enhance the lives of people we support,” said CEO, Marina Re.
“We have had a successful partnership with Befriend and will continue to work together to embed the vision of an inclusive and connected society.”
Befriend is a Perth-based non-profit social enterprise with a vision of an inclusive, connected society. To fulfil its purpose Befriend works in partnership with community organisations, government and local residents to design, develop and evolve innovative, contemporary approaches to nurturing inclusive, connected communities.
Identitywa is one of WA’s leading agencies supporting people with disability to live the life they choose. With a strong commitment to Person Centred Active Support, staff work in partnership with participants to explore, plan and design support options to suit their individual needs. For information about our services go to www.identitywa.com.au or call 9474 3303.
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