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Options for Shared Living

June 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2017  – 10.00AM—1.00PM

– Are you a person with a disability wanting to share your home with someone else or wanting to find someone to live with?

– Are you the parents/family member of a  young person who wants to live with another family or individual on a fulltime, part time or occasional basis?

-Are you a support organisation who wants to support people to arrange shared living options?

-Are you a potential host family or home-sharer who is thinking about sharing your home?

-Are you a current host family or home-sharer who wants to connect with others?

Developmental Disability WA and the Kitchen Table Network for Host families invite you to an information session about options for shared living.
Presented by WA’s Individualised Services, this workshop will also offer personal insights from people currently in shared living options.

Issues to be explored include:
– The key features, benefits and principles of shared living
– Considerations for support organisations
– Who is shared living for
– What makes it work well

Come along and find out more about the options for shared living and how they can be tailored to your unique needs.


About the Presenters:
LEANNE PEARMAN (CEO, WAiS) has been involved in the lives of people with disability and their families for 30 years, building strong and lasting
relationships along the way.  Leanne’s extensive strategic and operational experience working in both government and non-government organisations
has given her an unusually broad base of experience in the Human Services sector, particularly in individual service design and organisational
leadership.  She has been supportive in the development and implementation of individualised services within organisations and with individuals
and families in the community.

SU-HSIEN LEE has a broad grounding in disability issues with extensive experience in  policy and advocacy in the disability sector having worked
for a number of advocacy and peak  organisations including PWDWA, DDWA and NDSWA before working with WAiS.  Su-Hsien also worked within a service
provider for a couple years supporting them to move towards being person-centred in practice.  In another life, she worked as a solicitor, has
completed a Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Practice and also had the opportunity to undertake secondments to the Department of Premier & Cabinet’s
Economic Audit Implementation team and the Department of Finance to work on contracting reforms within the community sector.  Su’s prior legal
experience and training has certainly come in handy with her work in the disability sector!

COST: (inc GST)
DDWA & WAiS Members (Individual/family member)  $10
Non Members (Individual/Family member)    $15
DDWA & WAiS Organisational members   $25
Organisational Non members    $35
Includes morning tea


DDWA Membership:  FREE for People with Disability, Family, Friends & Individuals. Go to

WHERE:  City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street, West Perth

INFO: or 9420 7230 (Mon, Tue, Fri)

Train—City West stop on the Fremantle line (only 20 metres walk)
Bus—Green Cat (Sutherland Street) or Yellow Cat (Harold Boas Gardens)
Car—Watertown Shopping Centre (Cash $7 3—4 hrs) or Delhi St (limited bays $4.20/hr)

PDF flyer – Shared Living Options June 2017


June 13, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Website: -june-2017


Developmental Disability WA


City West Lotteries House
2 Delhi Street
West Perth , WA Australia
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