One2One Grapevine – October 2020

Celebrating 5 Years

Congratulations Lee on 5 years of service at One2One!

We thank Lee for her commitment, loyalty and exceptional service to One2One consumers and families. Lee has recently been promoted to Assistant Service Manager and joins our management team at our Midland office.


Cultural Foundations for Workplaces

On Wednesday 21 October One2One’s Admin and Leadership team participated in Jolleen Hicks’ incredible workshop. Key takeaways from Jolleen’s workshop for One2One are:

  • The team learned some key cultural information to increase awareness of important considerations when developing services for aboriginal people in WA.
  • There are over 300 separate aboriginal groups with unique cultures across Australia
  • There are 16 Noongar groups in WA – Whadjuk people are only one of these
  • Government census depicts Aboriginal people make up 3.3% (800,000) of the population however it is highly likely that Aboriginal populations are underreported to Government.

Reconciliation involves Truth and Healing. All Australians need to respond to the consequences of colonising Australia, so that we can be the best country we can be. This includes accepting collective responsibility to preserve and protect what is left of Aboriginal culture and history.

To learn more about Jolleen’s work, head to her website.

Kookaburra Yoga Retreat

On Thursday 15 October, One2One Admin and Leadership team participated in a day’s retreat at Kookaburra Yoga where owners Mandy and Robert led the team through some yoga, a bushwalk, sound healing and an important session on Chaos to Calm.

Chaos to Calm outlined how staff can reduce stress in the workplace, particularly following COVID experiences.  This event was held to connect our team and enhance wellbeing for our office staff and Coordination team.


Castaway Free Tactile Tours

The City’s signature outdoor sculpture exhibition returns in 2020 from Saturday 24 October – Sunday 1 November.

People with disability, along with their friends, family and carers, are invited to attend a Tactile Tour of the 2020 Castaways Sculpture Exhibition, conducted by DADAA.

Come down to the Rockingham Foreshore and view the exhibition. See sculptures made by Western Australian artists; all created with recycled materials to highlight the importance of recycling and reducing the amount of materials that end up in landfill.

Vote for your favourite sculpture for a chance to win the $500 Voter’s Prize.

For more information and to book, please contact Jacqueline Homer from DADAA via or 0400 111 018.

People with Disabilities WA State Conference

People with Disabilities WA invites you to join us for our Inaugural State Conference on 19-20 November 2020 at the Bendat Parent and Community Centre in Wembley.

With the theme “Celebrating Self-Advocacy” this will be WA’s first conference led exclusively by people with disabilities.

This conference welcomes everyone, including people who identify as having a disability or mental health issue; carers, family and friends; service providers and community sector professionals; educators; health workers and the wider community.

It will be a fully accessible event, with subsidised places available for people with disabilities and family members/carers of people with disabilities.

You can download the conference handbook here, and register for the event here.

Registrations close on 2nd November 2020.


Tahlia has had a super exciting year and has achieved lots of things to be proud of.

Her main goal for the year was to gain part time employment and she was successful in securing a job at McDonald’s, she went through the interview and trial process unsupported, and has since been working and earning her own money.

Tahlia stepped out of her comfort zone, got dressed up and attended her school ball with all her friends and had a great night.

Through her schooling Tahlia attends a hospitality course each week and during this process has successfully attained a Certificate 2 in Hospitality and has completed a barista course.

Tahlia is a social butterfly who loves to be apart of all things that involve her friends and will be able to achieve great things with her positive can do attitude.

We are looking forward to see what Tahlia is going to achieve next!


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Start your day with a green smoothie!

Here’s a great Matcha Green Tea Smoothie to try in your downtime. Recommended by the One2One team.


1 Large Mango (fresh or frozen)

2 Frozen Bananas

2 Large Handfuls Baby Spinach

2 tsp Matcha Green Tea Powder

1 cup (240ml) Light Coconut Milk


Add the coconut milk to your blender jug, followed by the matcha green tea powder and spinach. Blend.

Add the mango and frozen bananas and blend until creamy and smooth.

Recipe curtesy of Loving It Vegan.

Inclusion WA – Job Opportunities

Recruitment is now open for Inclusion Australia’s Make Decisions Real project. 

Inclusion Australia (IA), previously the National Council on Intellectual Disability (NCID), is the national voice for Australians with intellectual disability.

IA brings together groups across Australia who are connected to people with intellectual disability and who share the vision of inclusion in all aspects of Australian life.
IA will be hiring three people in total including one Inclusion Facilitator and two Peer Workers. IA are seeking people with intellectual disability to fill the Peer Worker roles.

Apply for Inclusion Facilitator.

Apply for Peer Worker.

For more information: email
or call 1300 312 343

Food Sensations – Free Nutrition and Cooking Program

Food Sensations for Adults is a FREE nutrition and cooking program that provides a safe environment to learn new recipes and skills. The program is open to organisations with established groups, the general public and to Community Resource Centres via video conferencing. The program consists of four sessions and is usually run over four weeks.

Food Sensations for Adults Program covers the following topics:

  • Healthy eating
  • Label reading
  • Budgeting & Meal planning
  • Food safety

Visit their page for information, contact details and program structures.

Travel Without Limits

Travel Without Limits is Australia’s first disability-specific travel magazine. They have just released their Spring/Summer 2020 issue. It’s jam-packed with travel tales, tips, and challenges from people with lived experience. They share their stories to inspire and assist you in living your accessible travel dreams. Plus, they’ve got loads of recommendations for services and equipment that can make your day-to-day life a dream as well. 

If you’d like to read the newest issue, you can download a copy from their website. Otherwise, you can subscribe for future issues here.

Safe & Secure Online Tools and Information

Future Living’s new Safe & Secure online learning resource is designed specifically for parents of adult and teenage children with developmental disability. The easy to use site is filled with relevant information from various experts. With this online learning resource parents can create a safe and secure future plan that allows them peace of mind for the time they are no longer around. 

Visit their website for more information and subscription options.

For more information contact Future Living on 08 9387 0575.

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