Dis­abil­ity cen­tre open

Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

STAGE two of Rocky Bay’s Pa­tri­cia Kailis Cen­tre in Cock­burn Cen­tral was opened re­cently.

The dis­abil­ity ser­vices fa­cil­ity now in­cludes an ‘aware house’ which will in­crease the use of ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy, a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tre of­fer­ing the lat­est ther­apy tech­niques and a ded­i­cated chil­dren’s ther­apy play­zone.

Stage one of the Bal­ing Court site opened in 2011 and sup­ports 1500 chil­dren and adults.

Stage two will help cater for the grow­ing de­mand for ser­vices, with the num­ber of peo­ple with a pro­found dis­abil­ity pro­jected to dou­ble over the next 40 years.

Rocky Bay chair­man Gra­ham McHar­rie, for­mer board mem­ber Pa­tri­cia Kailis, Gov­er­nor Kerry San­der­son, long-time Rocky Bay sup­porter Eliz­a­beth Per­ron, Rocky Bay Foun­da­tion board mem­ber Rob Gray and for­mer Rocky Bay Foun­da­tion mem­ber Frank Crawley.

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