Commonly known as “The Centre”, the Centre for Cerebral Palsy origins can be traced to 1951 then known as the Spastic Welfare Association. This was set up was by a group of devoted parents who desired to provide services and support for their own kids who had been diagnosed as having with cerebral palsy (CP).
The official name of The Cerebral Palsy Association, Western Australia Ltd got formally adopted in the year 1992 and later altered in 2007 to The Centre for Cerebral Palsy. The new name aptly captures what they are and what they do. The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is at the centre of innovations, research, support and service in the palsy disability services sector.
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy logo as retained the initial forget-me-not flower, though in a more modern form. The flower serves as the visual symbol of the organization from the 50s and has been retained in acknowledgement of the strong history and the outstanding results accomplished by The Cerebral Palsy Association since its conception.
Additionally, The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is a Company Limited registered fully under the Australian Corporations Law. It is registered charity under the Charitable Collections Act of 1946. It is registered with the ACNC and has been endorsed by the Taxation Office to be a deductible gift recipient.
The Work of The Centre
From that time, The Centre has made it possible a major growth of services targeting children, teens and adults having disabilities. Having offered services from a variety of locations, now the The Centre calls the Sir David Brand Centre, in Coolbinia their home. The site was set up in 1980 and it provides an extensive variety of support and services which include therapy, equipment and accommodation. The Centre additionally consists of several other sites across the metropolitan area providing activities, therapy, and accommodation as well as employment options.
From its humble beginnings being a parent funded outfit, The Centre has dramatically changed. The Centre now has got both State and Commonwealth Government funding plus a professional in-house team that does fundraising enabling to continue providing far-reaching support to persons having disabilities plus their families.
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is one of Western Australia leading disability service and health providers, assisting in excess of 1700 users all over the metropolitan area plus as additional rural services and support. It is the worthy intention The Centre to ever look forward, continuing to help persons having Cerebral Palsy as well as other disabilities towards supporting them to attain their goals. They view their as facilitating independence and choice within a self-directed solid approach to supports and services. The Centre is currently undergoing a major redevelopment towards creating a ‘life-style village’ kind of accommodations having a new centre for equipment service.
Services and Support
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy services include social work, psychology, speech pathology, physiotherapy, early education, respite, occupational therapy, health promotion, and employment, recreation, alternatives to employment, and accommodation support.
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is providing support and services to in excess of 1700 people having disability as well as to their families across Western Australia. It has an annual running budget that exceeds $45 million, employing about 700 staff. Since inception in 1951, The Centre has forged an enviable name as being among the leading providers of disability services in WA.
The vision is a community in which all persons freely exercise their right of choice. This will be attained through the provision of quality services and the promotion of choice so as to deal with the unique requirements of those people that The Centre for Cerebral Palsy is working with.
Donating to The Centre
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The Centre) being a not-for-profit kind of establishment relies on the kind generosity of the community in Western Australian and government agencies in funding its extensive programs and services which are greatly helping people living disability to live their lives to the full. Your generous donation goes towards ensuring that The Centre is able to continue providing innovative quality services and support to kids, teenagers as well as grown-ups having disabilities and their own families. Your donation whether small or large, makes a huge difference to the whole effort. All the donations received are tax deductible.
Over the previous decade innovative and new technology is making a huge difference in the lives of persons having cerebral palsy (CP) including other forms of disabilities. Yet, these technologies could be extremely expensive and normally out of reach for the majority of families.
The Centre is proud that with the continued support of the Western Australian and wider community, they have been able fund lots of items of specialized equipment for persons living with disability. Such items include communication devices and powered mobility devices to assist in giving someone with a disability more independence, comfort and choice.
Making a Regular Donation
Giving regularly makes giving quite easy! Your kind donations will allow The Centre for Cerebral Palsy to continue offering essential services and support to people that are living with cerebral palsy as well as other similar disabilities in WA.
Gift in Celebration
Are you planning some special occasion? Then you could make that occasion to really count through inviting friends and family to make a onetime donation to The Centre for Cerebral Palsy in terms of gifts for kids special occasions. You may decide that all that your event or anniversary raise will towards supporting he Centre. Your guests could donate by phone, online, through fax or mail and The Centre will ensure they all get a tax receipt.
Gift included in your Will
A bequest included in your Will aids The Centre for Cerebral Palsy to achieve goals through having the needed funding to go on providing and even growing a wide variety of quality services and in the process promoting choice that addresses the unique requirements of the people being served.
You may opt to offer The Centre with one of these two bequests in your final Will:
- Residual bequest
- Pecuniary bequest
Other Ways to Donate
There are numerous ways of making a donation:
- By phone
- By mail
- By fax