The Rocky Bay Foundation provides funds toward projects including infrastructure, client comfort, safety, security and technology developments.
Rocky Bay Physiotherapist, Simon Martelli, was the recipient of the 2019 scholarship from The Rocky Bay Foundation, which saw him embark on a study tour of Norway and Belgium in May.
Nicky completed a study tour of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom with the objective of connecting with other therapists to gain exposure to different funding models and styles of service delivery and enrich her practice as a clinician in the areas of upper limb and children’s rehabilitation services.
The grant will support the WA Powerchair Football Association as they head to Brisbane for the national championships.
The Rocky Bay Foundation support three scholarships per year for Rocky Bay employees. The scholarships will be selected that encourage shared learning and the development of global best practice in disability service provision.
2019 scholarship recipients:
Jane Carn, Therapy Assistant
- The type of training therapy assistants receive, both internally and externally
- The structure of other like organisations – who therapy assistants report to, how their work is monitored, and the working relationships between therapists and assistants
- The variety of tasks therapy assistants complete within a typical working day
Tina Wynne , Disability Support Worker and;
Howard Hurley, Team Leader, Home & Community
- Research how supported independent living quoting and rostering affects customers and the overall running of a supported accommodation home
- Research how the NDIS may be affecting funding within the community housing sector
Simon Martelli, Physiotherapist
- Observe and participate in neuromuscular service provision, inclusing physical rehabilitation, respiratory care and equipment prescription
- Observe evidence-based neuromuscular practices
- Network with professionals in the neuromuscular field to gain insights that can be used to imporve on and expand Rocky Bay’s services
2018 scholarship recipients:
Kayla Chapman, Speech Pathologist
- Observe the work of people within the disability sector in order to develop new clinical practices, strategies and techniques that can be used with our customers.
- Increase knowledge of AAC assessment and intervention and use this to benefit Rocky Bay’s customers with complex communication needs.
- Explore new and upcoming technologies being used to support communication worldwide.
Paula Poletti, Junior Business System Analyst
- Gain an understanding of client management systems within other organisations.
- Explore how other organisations maintain the integrity of databases.
- Learn how the disability sector is run in another country by gaining an insight into their government’s funding models, statistical collection and reporting requirements.
Security system, backup generator and window replacements
The Lucy Creeth Residence is a long term accommodation for people with compromised health or high needs. They provide 24 hour support and nursing staff in refurbished buildings.
The Foundation provided funding for:
- 24 hour restricted access, programmable door control system and monitored security system for emergency exits
- Generators for vital power in the event of local power failures
- Sliding door replacements with windows for enhanced security. The premises security was being compromised with faulty doors and locks
Upgrade of security infrastructure at Rocky Bay
Rocky Bay’s 60 McCabe Street Mosman Park premise has had a full security upgrade. Previously, all doors were opened manually, now security cards and timers are used to manage all entry/exit points
Rocky Bay’s McCabe Street Mosman Park carpark extension
Regular funding for Western Electric Sporting Association (WESA) members to attend national sporting events
Renovations to The WASPs Nest – club room of the Western Electric Sporting Association (WESA)
Located in the Rocky Bay Gymnasium, the clubroom provides a hub for the teams on their regular Wednesday training days and Saturday competition days