According to the Department of Sport and Recreation, participating in recreation is about building stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities. For people living with disabilities in the Perth Hills, there is many recreation activities on offer for someone who wants to try something new or rediscover a previous hobby.
If you are a holder of a Companion Card, remember to ask whether the organisation recognises this card as your carer/support worker may be eligible to assist you at no charge.
Below are a range of activities that you may wish to engage in:
ARTS ACCESS AUSTRALIA
Australia’s peak body for arts and disability; providing news, connections and information.
Phone: 0419 201 338
AS WE ARE: ARTISTS WHO HAVE AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY
As We Are is a WA community initiative that aims to bring joy and wellbeing to the lives of artists who have an intellectual disability and those who are part of the experience.
Phone: (08) 9358 5552
Catch Music is a network of people who love music and want to help build a more inclusive and friendly community. They run a number of inclusive music activities across Perth for musicians of all ages and abilities.
Phone: 0458 228 248
COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK WA (CAN WA)
CAN WA is an exciting and dynamic not-for-profit community arts and cultural development organisation with an exceptional reputation in WA and nationally.
Phone: (08) 9226 2422
DISABILITY IN THE ARTS & DISADVANTAGE IN THE ARTS WA (DADAA)
Non-for-profit organisation based in Fremantle that aims to create inclusion through arts and culture programs for Western Australians who are living with a disability or mental illness.
Phone: (08) 9430 6616
Using music as a tool for inspiration and skills, MRA focuses on the music, social and personal development of young participants, allowing an ethos of ‘music is for everybody’.
Phone: (08) 9275 2111
SPARKLE AND SHINE DANCE CLASSES
Sparkle and Shine allows people of all abilities to participate in dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Phone: 0401 791 325
SING AND GROW
Sing and Grow is a community-driven, evidence-based, music therapy program whose early intervention services are designed to support children with a disability.
Phone: 1800 171 882
TALENT CO. DANCE & ENTERTAINMENT
Talent Co. run a range of dance classes in different styles, including a disability specific dance class.
Phone: (08) 9303 2665
WA DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE AND THE ARTS
Information about culture, the arts, news and activities in WA including a specific section on access and inclusion of people with disabilities.
Phone: (08) 9224 7300
If you would like some assistance in making contact with an organisation or filling in an application form to access these options, please call Midlas on 9250 2123 to book an appointment with a Disability Advocate.
Midlas Mission: We partner with individuals and organisations to promote independence, strength and wellbeing in our community through support, advocacy and education.