One2One Grapevine March 2022


Staff awards & recognition 

  • Mia, our HR Assistant was acknowledged for her 1-year anniversary in January 2022.
  • Nicole, Service Coordinator was acknowledged for her 3-year anniversary in January 2022.
  • One2One’s ‘Day in September’ footy tipping for 2021 was awarded to Rod, our CEO as the winner; that’s two years in a row!!
  • Sarah Machell, Support Worker, received a Recognition of Excellence award nominated by her Service Coordinator Brad. Congrats on your hard and valued work Sarah.


Current job vacancies

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

All our vacancies are showcased on Facebook or you can visit this SEEK LINK for the individual adverts.

We encourage you to share them with your networks, some of the best Support Workers are often found closer than we think. 


We have a new website!! 

One2One are proud to announce a fresh new website which we feel truly reflects our culture, who we are, what we do and the people we support. 

An important feature we’ve added is our ‘Important Information for Staff and Consumers’ banner which you can find on the top of each web page.

This section provides our community of staff and consumers with the latest communications from us.

Check out our site today and if you have any feedback please feel free to let us know at

IMAGE: Screenshot of One2One’s new website, image includes consumer and support worker sharing a laugh. 


National COVID-19 Update for Disability Care Residents

In efforts to minimise the impact of COVID-19 over winter, ATAGI has recommended an additional booster for certain at-risk groups including residents of disability care facilities.

What you need to know:

  • To increase vaccine protection, an additional booster is recommended for residents of disability accommodation
  • An additional booster is also recommended for adults over the age of 65, residents of aged care facilities, people who are severely immunocompromised, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50
  • The additional winter booster can be given from four months after a person has received their first booster or after a person has had COVID-19 (if this was after they received their first booster)
  • It is recommended that the rollout occurs in April 2022 alongside the rollout of the 2022 flu vaccine

Read the full statement from NDS here.


Defending the NDIS

The federal election is just around the corner. We know that cuts to our NDIS are having a devastating impact on people right across the country. Now is time to make sure our politicians know that too.

In just a couple of weeks, campaigners will be travelling to Canberra to help officially launch ‘Defend our NDIS’, – calling on all candidates at the upcoming election to commit to delivering an NDIS that puts people with disability first.

Getting the politicians to pay attention works best when we all speak out together. We hope you can get behind the election campaign with these steps:

  1. Add your name to the Open LetterWe will deliver it to Parliament on Budget Day and make sure our politicians know how important this is to all of us. 
  2. If your NDIS plan was cut like mine, tell Every Australian Counts what happened to you.
  3. Register to attend one of our online community rallies. Join likeminded people with disability, families, and people who work in the sector to find out how we can best work together to campaign for a better NDIS this election.
  4. Be part of our National Day of Action on April 28, when each and every one of you are welcome to host your own events and activities (or join in on someone else’s) all across the country. Because together we are powerful! More information is to come on this, but for now, save the date!


Spectrum Space Symposium – Save the Date

The annual Spectrum Space Symposium is a signature event for anyone with an interest in autism, and provides a unique opportunity to bring the whole of the autism community together.

The focus for the Symposium in 2022 is to inform of the latest developments in the field and raise awareness of lived experience. Topics include; teens and anxiety, PDA, disclosure, consent, NDIS navigation, and educational resources for supporting autistic children in mainstream school.

The Spectrum Space Symposium aims to shine a light on autistic voices and many of their speakers bring lived experience to their presentations. A range of speakers have been lined up, including Andrew Whitehouse (Western Australia), Jodi Rodgers (Sydney – interactive), Maree Crabbe (Melbourne), Nicole Rogerson (Sydney), Teresa Kidd (Perth) and Wenn Lawson (Victoria).

More information and tickets are available via Spectrum Space.

IMAGE: Save the date flyer from Spectrum Space on a green background with their logo.  Text says: Save the Date, Spectrum Symposium Space, October 14 & 15 2022, Pan Pacific Perth. 


WAiS Board Members

Are you a person with a disability or a family member?

Do you also:

  • Have a deep understanding and commitment to Human Rights;
  • Want to champion the purpose, vision, values and strategic priorities of WAiS; and
  • Have an understanding of the strategic, governance role of a Committee/Board of Management

WA’s Individualised Services (WAiS) is a member based, community organisation looking for a passionate individual to join them as a board member on the Committee of Management.  The position requires passion and commitment to WAiS, through:

Vision – of people living their lives, their way, in their community, with choice and control over their supports and services.
Values – Human Rights, Self-Direction, Citizenship and Diversity
Purpose – Promoting and advancing individualised, self directed supports and services.

If you’d like to submit an expression of interest, contact and include your experience and interest in relation to the bullet points above.  If you would like further information, please contact Leanne Pearman (0408 672 205) or Su-Hsien Lee (0499 747 404), WAiS Co-CEOs or by Monday 4th April. 


Filming Our Futures

Carers WA, in collaboration with Screenwest, are excited to share the trailer for their latest project called “Filming Our Futures”.

Filming Our Futures highlights the lives of people with disability participating in sport and physical activity. Through 15 short films, they share how community sport and recreation creates improved health outcomes, naturally forged friendships, and opportunities to learn new skills in supportive environments all while celebrating inclusive communities.


Here For You – Mental Health Support Helpline

The McGowan Government recently launched a new telephone support line providing a single point of contact for Western Australians who are concerned about their own or another person’s mental health issues and/or alcohol and other drug use.

The ‘Here For You’ phone helpline will provide accessible and immediate mental health and alcohol and other drug use support for the people in the community who may be struggling, and will focus on individual needs.

The helpline is being staffed by qualified counsellors who can:

  • listen to what is going on for you and/or the person you care about;
  • provide emotional support;
  • provide information about alcohol and other drug use, mental health and wellbeing;
  • explore coping and relapse prevention strategies; and
  • discuss options and offer information about local services. 

People can call ‘Here For You’ on 1800 “here4u” (1800 437 348) from 7am to 10pm every day.

For more information, you can Read the Full Media Statement or visit the Here For You Website.

IMAGE: Contact card of Here For You on green background with logo. Text says, Confidential alcohol, drug and mental health support line, 1800here4u (1800 437 348).


Self Care – Write a Gratitude List

The guidebook suggests “the only thing that we can fully control is our thoughts. To call in good vibes, write a list of things that you’re grateful for. 

It can be for any given day or just a general list of the good stuff in your life.  Reflect on past difficult situations to uncover the lessons that were hidden in them – feel gratitude for how everything has evolved to land you where you are now. 

Practicing gratitude allows us to shift back to the present moment and recognise how divinely orchestrated life truly is. Holding on to resistance and expectations keeps us attached to our suffering. When we take time to consistently and authentically express our appreciation for others, we receive gratitude in return.

Journal prompt: What are you grateful for? How can you show more gratitude daily?


Quote of the day

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
—William Faulkner


Simplify Your Life Guide

Here’s 25 ways to simplify your life in ten minutes or less! Why not try to aim for 1 each day in April? 



Recipe – Red Pepper Linguine

Dig out a red pepper, linguine, walnuts, garlic and parmesan to make this quick and easy supper. It takes just 20 minutes from prep to plate!

You can find the recipe here.


Community Connection during a Pandemic

The Befriend Team have created an explorative resource that aims to answer questions such as: How we can have healthy, productive conversations with our friends and family about safety, wellbeing and inclusion? In what ways might we like to adapt our groups and routines to include others? What creative measures can we experiment with that will help keep people together and create spaces for belonging and friendship?

The resource includes reflective questions, conversation prompts, creative inspiration and support. It has been made to be used within communities, families, friend groups and more.

You can access the Community Connection Resource here.

IMAGE: Befriend logo.  Logo is a capital B made out of links, with the word Befriend underneath. Logo is black and white.


COVID-19 Vaccination Accessibility

The COVID-19 Vaccination Program has two accessibility and sensory clinics, one located in Carramar and one located at Kwinana to support individuals with additional needs or who prefer a low sensory environment to be vaccinated.  
For individuals who are unable to leave their home to be vaccinated they can be visited by nurses in their home to receive a first, second or booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
Specialist Clinic Vaccinations

In-Home Vaccinations

A member of the program team will be in contact to discuss and to arrange an appointment; the in-home vaccination program covers metropolitan Perth and some regional areas and the program team can further discuss individual requirements.
Individuals or support people can contact if they have any questions.


Autism Connect Helpline

Spectrum Space have partnered with Amaze to support their Autism Connect Helpline! Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing independent and expert information over phone, email and webchat. It was created for autistic people seeking guidance around diagnosis and services, their families or friends and anyone supporting an autistic adult or child in education, health settings or workplaces. 

Their advisors offer expert advice in many areas, including:

  • exploring autism and autistic identity
  • assessment and diagnosis support
  • school and education
  • the NDIS
  • transition to employment
  • behaviour and communication strategies
  • referrals to services peer support connections,
  • finding autism-friendly places and events, and
  • making environments accessible.

To utilise the helpline, call 1300 308 699 or visit their website to find more information or connect via email and live chat. The helpline is available Monday to Friday, 8AM to 7PM.

Let’s get Working Online Program

Delivered via Zoom, this 10-week online program for individuals with autism aged 16+ equips participants with helpful strategies to manage the challenges they may face, and useful resources to use when approaching potential employers.

By using a person-centred, strengths-based approach the online program engages participants in activities that will improve their knowledge about themselves, working and the workplace. Commencing Wednesday, 6 April. 

Find more information and expressions of interest here.


Recruitment for Cerebral Palsy Honours Study

Curtin University researchers and Honours student Kaitlyn Marshall are conducting a study titled “A qualitative investigation into the factors associated with participation in physical activity for adults with cerebral palsy aged 30-64 years”. They are seeking participants for the following process.

“The project is looking at the factors that influence participation in physical activity for adults with CP. We will be interviewing participants over video call, with each interview lasting approximately 30-45 minutes. We are seeking adult interviewees with Cerebral Palsy aged 30-64 years.”

If you would like more information about the study and how to participate, please contact the researchers via email at,, OR


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