One2One Grapevine November 2021


One2One Christmas party!

We’re looking forward to our annual Christmas party and hope that staff, consumers and their families are too.  Here’s all the information you need: 

WHEN:     Friday 10 December 2021

TIME:        4pm – 8pm

FOOD:      Ranchero Sombrero’s TEXMEX food truck. Check our their WEBSITE

DRINKS:   Beer, cider, wine, soft drinks and water will be available. 

FUN:         The Karaoke legacy returns this year and we’ll be hosting a Best

Dressed Hat competition.  So roll up with your fanciest hat to be in the draw to win a prize!

RSVP:       Please send your RSVP to or call us on 

6278 3900.  Make sure you let us know who is coming with you and if  you have any dietary requirements. 

We hope to see you there

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Green square Christmas invitation which includes One2One’s logo, floral artwork, a Mexican sombrero hat and wording outlining the key details of the event as shared above.

Current job vacancies

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

“If you need someone to motivate you in keeping active and healthy, I am your guy!! I am a 32-year-old male, with a great passion for keeping fit and healthy and being awesome at sports, especially cricket. In fact, I am usually pretty good at all sports I try”. Seeking supports in Hilbert WA.

“I am a woman in my early 50’s living in in my own home in the Busselton area. I have a keen interest in music, and I enjoy going out to local cafés for a coffee. I like watching movies, going to the library, and doing crafts. I especially enjoy pampering days at home, getting my nails painted and my hair styled”. Seeking supports in Busselton WA.

“I enjoy wildlife, especially the black cockatoos. I was a dedicated volunteer for Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation in Lesmurdie and continue to enjoy being around animals and nature. It helps that I have an energetic kitten who is wonderful company”. Seeking supports in Rivervale WA.

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

Staff awards & recognition

We’d like to thank and acknowledge the incredible contribution the following people have made and continue to make to One2One:

  • Alecia Girdler received an acknowledgement of her completion of a Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Disability).
  • John Mugenzi received their Disability Support Worker Awards 2021 nominee certificate of recognition. Liz and Terry Stevenson attended to share their feedback on their positive experience with John as Brad’s Support Worker.
  • Rhys Lima received a Recognition of Excellence award for his ongoing commitment as a support worker and for the fastest response rate to getting his NDIS Worker Clearance. 
IMAGE: One2One office staff, Service Coordinators and guests participating in a routine fire drill at 3 Padbury Terrace. Safety first!

Feedback from Consumers

Following our NDIS Quality and Safeguards Audit in late September, One2One were pleased to here some positive feedback from our consumers and staff regarding our supports.

Consumers and families comments:

• “They (One2One) has bent over backwards to accommodate her unique status.”

• “I couldn’t ask for a better team. They listen and if there is anything you need they will help you.”

• “I’m not stuck indoors. We go out…to the art gallery or the community garden.”

• “I like a good laugh, so they’re a team you can have a laugh with, but still be serious. They’ve helped me through things.”

• “If my carer can’t make it, they let me know and I get to choose who replaces them.”

• “If a support worker can’t make it, I get a message immediately, asking me: what shall we do?”

• “The plan is based on a lot of research. They spoke to our whole family. I really appreciate how One2One cares about the person.”

• “The CEO calls me from time to time to check up on how things are going.”

• “They listen. That’s listening, not hearing. It’s reassuring and motivating.”

If you’re keen to share your feedback with us, no matter the nature of what it is you’d like to share One2One are open to hearing it.

Our Complaints and Feedback line is or you can call us on 08 6278 3900 and ask for Rebecca Gotti, Service Manager is is our designated Complaints and Feedback Officer.

Spectrum Space

Spectrum Space have two 11-week programs commencing in January 2022 for individuals aged 16 and above with Austism, including:

Let’s Get Working – Online

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.

The program also equips participants with helpful strategies to manage the challenges they may face, and useful resources to use when approaching potential employers.

Where: Online via Zoom  
When: Commencing Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Time: 5.30-7.00pm
Cost: Free

Money Skills

The program is designed to improve participant financial literacy as money management skills play an important part in helping young people gain independence.

Where: Spectrum Space – Fremantle
When: Commencing Monday, 10 January 2022
Time: 5.00-7.00pm
Cost: Free

Contact Spectrum Space on 9431 2111 for more information, or complete the relevant expression of interest form below to register your interest:

As well as running these programs, we also run social groups throughout the school year. Read more about their programs here.

The Lifelong Learning College

Carers WA with the support of North Metropolitan TAFE have developed a new innovative pilot program called the Lifelong Learning College. The program will provide educational courses to build skills of independence for people with a disability.

The course will be tailored to improve their social skills and interactions. Courses will be available for carers to encourage their own development of skills in self-care, resilience and social connection.

You can find more details and an expression of interest form here.

COVID-19 Pandemic with Autism

(ABC Opinion piece by Nick McAllister)

Content warning: This story includes descriptions of a struggle with mental health.

“When COVID-19 came uninvited to Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other state leaders stood behind their lecterns and delivered their messages to all Australians.

But it felt to me they weren’t speaking to us all. 

There was one important community of people, and that’s my community – people with autism — who couldn’t comprehend the information being delivered”.

Read Nick’s full story here.

Learning to live life well

One2One consumer, James has crushed many goals lately with a huge focus on learning new things.

James shared with his Service Coordinator Walter a few anecdotes to share with his peers:

What makes you happy? “Being able to experiment in the kitchen and achieving my goals and becoming independent”.

Milestones:  “Doing a year’s streak of Lumosity brain training and OT exercises with Joe”.

Quote: “Tonight’s menu for the House is: Coffee time!”

 “James has been sending me pictures of the meals he prepares every Wednesday for his family since January 2020. The meals look exceptional and James takes tremendous pride in posting his pictures to me. The above are only but a few of the creations James has prepared. Look out for a cook book soon ?”

Walter Aramakutu, Service Coordinator

Recipe of the month: Airfryer Cauliflower Cheese Bites

Forget baking which sometimes takes forever, check out this nifty recipe in the air fryer. Healthy and tasty! Try it out here.

WA Wheelchair Football League

Australian Football in Western Australia is set to become even more accessible with the creation of the WA Wheelchair Football League.

This inaugural competition will initially include teams representing three WAFL clubs – Swan Districts, East Perth, and Subiaco.

Played on a basketball court with goalposts at either end, WA Wheelchair Football involves teams of five facing off against each other with two defenders, two forwards, and one midfielder.

The WA Wheelchair Football League is presented by the WA All Abilities Football Association and Manager, Hayden Marchetto says ”It’s a blast, fun, tactical, and skillful game and we encourage everyone to give it a go with or without a disability.”

Find more information on the league here, or register your interest to join a team here.

Pharmacy COVID-19 Vaccinations

The NDIS are working with The Pharmacy Guild of Australia to make it easier for NDIS participants to book and access COVID-19 vaccinations through local community pharmacies.

For many people, accessing vaccines can be challenging, so the option to receive your COVID-19 vaccine at your local community pharmacy may be more accessible and suitable to your needs.

More than 3,500 community pharmacies are participating across the country and more than one million doses of Moderna will be available through pharmacies in October in addition to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

NDIS participants aged 12 and over are eligible for Moderna vaccine.

NDIS participants aged 18 and over can choose to book an appointment to receive AstraZeneca following an assessment from a health provider.

You can use this link to access the online booking system where you can select a local pharmacy, choose which vaccine (Moderna or AstraZeneca) you would like to receive and make a booking.

Job opportunity with Western Power

Western Power have advertised their latest Contract Delivery Specialist role which is now open and being advertised using Section 66R of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. People with disability are encouraged to apply for this position.

More information about the role can be found here on Seek,

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