One2One Grapevine – June 2021

In memory of Vale Leanne Cooper

One2One wishes to acknowledge the tragic passing of a treasured Homesharer and friend, Lea Cooper on 11/6/21.

Lea was an incredibly caring, dedicated and loving lady who fostered over 70 children during her amazing life.

She leaves behind many many loved ones, including her devoted son James who continues the family legacy of caring for young people needing a home and a family.

We offer our sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Lea.


Changes to our scheduled pay day

Earlier today you would have received a communication from One2One outlining its changes to our scheduled pay day from Tuesday to Wednesday (commencing in August).  For more information, please refer to this communique or contact your Service Coordinator. We appreciate your understanding.

Current job vacancies

Did you miss our latest job vacancies?  Check them out below!

“I am a woman in my 40’ s who loves to have a chat and a good laugh.  I am very sociable but also very independent. It is important for me that my home is treated as a home, not a workplace” Bicton WA, check out my ad here.

“Working with me isn’t just work, it is hilarious… if you like dad jokes. I am 52 years young, a pretty cool guy that loves spiders, animals, anything to do with planes (without actually flying), tenpin bowling, going to the shops or out for coffee” Gosnells WA, check out my ad here.

“Supporting me is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. I am 22 years old, love life and living in my own home. I get into a variety of activities including music, dancing, and going to the Gym. I am fun loving and enjoy being active, busy and out and about in my local and wider communities” Craigee WA, check out my ad here.

We’re also on the hunt for our next Service Coordinator. As a Service Coordinator with One2One you will become part of a team of motivated and innovative people who strive to apply contemporary and empowering approaches to supporting people with disabilities. Check it out here.

Quality & Safeguards Audit

As part of the changes from a state based NDIS to the National Scheme, One2One will undergo a quality and safeguards audit.  Our auditing body is NDIS approved, HDAA and will be conducting our audit from early August to September 2021.

Further details about this audit will be communicated to all consumers, families and staff shortly.

Staff awards & recognition

Last month we celebrated some milestones and awards for some of our outstanding staff members.

Firstly, congratulations to our Service Coordinator Merryn for 5 years of service with One2One. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to One2One and the lives of people we support.

Our HR Assistant, Mia, was presented with a certificate of excellence. Mia has been described as flexible, kind natured and an overall valuable asset to our team. Congratulations!

Lastly, we recognised Emily Martin and Cynthia Deogracias for the completion of their Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Thank you for your dedication to supporting our consumers and well done for your outstanding efforts in the success your studies.

Provider & Participant Expo

On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June, One2One and 121 Inc. participated in hosting an information booth at the Perth Disability Service Provider and Participant Connection Expo, hosted by Developing Australian Communities.  Our dedicated team of staff enjoyed networking with like-minded orgs and sharing information with expo participants.

IMAGE: Staff member Luka, Quality Systems Officer, resting on a chair in front of One2One’s booth at the expo. Image features marketing materials and posters.

Feedback from Consumers

To further encourage and support your feedback of One2One, Directors Deb Browning and Glen Ottley will be reaching out to consumers and their families over the coming months to touch base with you personally. 

If you would like to invite Deb or Glen to meet with you to discuss One2One, your supports and services and, or to get to know One2One’s founders, please get in touch with us at to organise a meet and greet.

You may also like to refer to our Complaints and Feedback Policy HERE.

Host Arrangements

Host Arrangement is an approach to providing live in support and companionship, in the most natural of settings, home. As all of us are unique, so is each Host role.

You can find out more from Sheryl and Serena’s by watching their story below.

Charged Up for Work Program

Charged Up for Work (CUFW) is a customised employment pathway pilot program for high school students with disabilities or long term health conditions. It commences with a tailored training programme, which will run 1 full day per week for 7 weeks, providing students with practical employment skills.

Upon completion of the training, each student will receive up to 12 months of individualised intensive support. The student will then be allocated a CUFW consultant who will work with them to create a career plan and begin placement search or effect referrals to other relevant services.

Read more about the program here.

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

The WA State Government has launched a new short course to create a pipeline of workers in the social assistance and allied health industry, as part of their $5.5 billion investment in WA Recovery Plan initiatives to upskill the WA workforce and enhance employment and training opportunities following COVID-19.

On completion of the course, students will be connected with opportunities to transition into employment, undertake a traineeship with a participating employer or further their training to gain a disability or aged care qualification.

Read the information flyer here or visit the website for more details.

Applications for the program are now.

NDIS Policy feedback

The NDIS are seeking feedback about their proposed policies for:

  • Home and Living – the way we support NDIS participants to pursue their home and living goals
  • Support for Decision Making – the ways of providing support to people to make decisions and remain in control of their lives.

They have released 2 consultation papers to help start the discussion, developed in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders including NDIS participants and the Independent Advisory Council.

Have your say and read the consultation papers on the NDIS website.

Submissions are open until AEST 5pm Friday 27 August 2021.

MJAC: Free tactile tour

Join DADAA for a tactile tour of Midland Junction Arts Centre’s current exhibitions TAP (Tactile Art Project), Blue Beautiful and CRITICAL TIME.

Tactile Tours are designed to introduce visitors with disability to new ways of experiencing and enjoying visual arts through informed discussion, description and touch.

Session details and booking instructions can be found on this flyer or on the Midland Junction Arts Centre website.

MJAC Logo: Black and red writing

Happy with her new home

One2One consumer, Billie-Lee moved into her very own rental in May.

Billie-Lee was able to purchase her fridge, washing machine, microwave, and a vacuum via a 121 Inc. Independent Living Grant.

Billie-Lee chose the colour pink for her bedroom and is very pleased with how it turned out.

The second photo pictures Lorellen, who Billie-Lee lived with in a Host Arrangement, what started as support for 3 months, rolled 1.5 years together.  Lori tells us she is going to miss Billie-Lee but is excited to see her achieve her goals and dreams of living independently in her own home.

Well done Billie-Lee, we wish you all the best in your home!

Celebrating your birthday in style

Here’s a great snap from One2One consumer Jono enjoying his 29th birthday. Jono proudly arranged a get together at the Vat 116.

Jono’s good friend Sue, pictured, catch up once a fortnight for chat and a good laugh. Happy birthday Jono, thanks for sharing with us!

IMAGE: Jono on the right and Sue stands next to him. Three other friends feature in the image as they celebrate at the pub.

Recipe of the month: Stuffed Peppers

Choccas full of nutrients from turkey, veges and spices. BBC’s version is the tastiest so far. Serve with salad or mash potato! Try it out here.

45 simple self-love practices

Here’s a great article to check in with when looking for some self-care ideas. For example: 

  • Go cloud watching 
  • Unplug from tech for an hour
  • Have a cuddle with a pet
  • I Spy and find 5 things you find beauty in
  • Plan a weekend away

Spectrum Spade: Autism Identity & Awareness

Autism Identity & Awareness is a unique interactive online program designed by, and for, neurodiverse adults, delivered by peer facilitators with lived experience. Enrolments are now open for this pilot series – attendance is free, so grab your spot! Details are as follows, and an outline of the program is available on the Spectrum Space website.

Start date: Wednesday 7th July 2021

Facilitators: Ana Palacios & Alex Pilgrim

Cost: The Pilot program is free

To enrol: Complete the expression of interest form on the website here.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for people with disability

People with disability and disability workers are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Some people with disability are at greater risk of becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19, so getting vaccinated is very important.

Visit the Department of Health website to read more about eligibility, vaccination options and booking appointments.

You can check your eligibility on the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker and also check your state/territory health department’s website for any additional eligibility requirements.

Directors Deb and Glen featured below rolled up their sleeves for their COVID vaccinations.

IMAGE: Deb on left and Glen on right holding a large frame that says “Roll up for WA COVID Vaccination”.

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