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Celebrating 30 years of supporting 756 people through their rehabilitation journey

Brightwater's world leading brain rehabilitation centre turns 30.

Meet our Speech Pathologists

Meet Melissa B. Marsden and Stephanie Perkov, two Speech Pathologists from our disability services team.

Lady Onslow’s Legacy: where it all began

To celebrate 120 years since we laid the foundation stone for our first care home, we revisit the story of our founder, Lady Onslow

Communication is everyone's right

We speak to some of our amazing team members during Speech Pathology week.

Residents' first Skills for Living Program outing a hit

We have partnered with Hungry Jacks Carlisle and Perth Football Club for our Skills for Living Program

Kathy’s sweet farewell as she is Homeward Bound

rightwater client receives a fitting farewell this week and she leaves Brightwater after 22 years.

Stroke survivor embarks on world record challenge to raise funds for Brightwater

Mark Elsing is embarking on a world record challenge - the longest distance travelled in a wheelchair with one arm

The new approach to spiritual care that isn't always about faith

There is a growing recognition that our spiritual needs are just as important as our physical and emotional needs, even for those who do not have a particular religious belief.

Millen Primary School joins the Brightwater Buddies Schools Connect Program

Millen Primary School in East Victoria Park join the Brightwater Buddies Schools Connect Program.

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 11 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 11 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

The building blocks to create a home

Familiar settings that are family friendly and homelike. Adam Roebuck and Katelyn Mewburn explain the importance of person-centred design.

Supporting clients on their rehabilitation journey

Physiotherapist Peggy Lee supports people with acquired brain injury in the rehabilitation journey

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 5 July 2021

An update following the Premier's announcment on 5 July 2021

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 2 July 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 2 July 2021

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 29 June 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 28 June 2021

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 29 June 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 28 June 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families, 27 June 2021

Please read this update following the Premier's announcement

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 27 June 2021

An update following the Premier's announcement

Defying all odds

Former Oats Street resident, Mark Elsing shares his story of perseverance and determination.

Lily Cullinan awarded scholarship for research into brain injury rehabilitation

Occupational Therapist Lily Cullinan, was awarded the Brightwater Lyn Beazley and Curtin University PhD Scholarship

Friends through thick and thin – thank you to our volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers John and Erica who have enriched the lives of our residents for more than 20 years.

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 14 May 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

International Nurses Day - A Voice to Lead

Let's celebrate our nurses, who make an importance difference to our resident's lives everyday.

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 7 May 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 30 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families, 26 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 26 April 2021

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families, 26 April 2021

An update following the Premier’s announcement on 26 April 2021

Residential aged care and disability update from Brightwater: 23 April 2021

Please read this update on WA's hard lockdown

Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building update: 23 April 2021

Please read this update on WA's hard lockdown

Kelly Worlock appointed Chief Operations Officer for Brightwater

Ms Kelly Worlock has been appointed to the new role of Chief Operations Officer.

World Music Therapy Day 1 March, 2021

We spoke with Music Therapist Hayley Antipas to celebrate World Music Therapy Day

Brightwater aged care home one of the first to receive the COVID vaccine

A group of Brightwater clients made history, receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Important Update: COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Our plan for the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination

Important Update: Community houses clients and families, 13 February

An important update regarding WA's move out of a hard lockdown

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 8 February 2021

An important update about what WA's transition out of lockdown means for Brightwater

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 5 February 2021

An important update about what WA's transition out of lockdown means for Brightwater

Important Update: All Brightwater clients and families 2 February 2021

An update from the Premier's announcement on 2 February 2021

Important Update: Residential aged care and community houses clients and families

The lockdown from 6pm 31 January to 6pm 5 February includes no visitors being allowed into aged care or disability care homes, except in end of life circumstances

Important Update: Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients and families

The lockdown from 6pm 31 January to 6pm 5 February includes a pause on non-essential services for Brightwater at Home and Capacity Building clients

MKR - Marangaroo’s Kitchen Rules

Marangaroo clients enjoy a Christmas cooking day with My Kitchen Rules star

Holiday season visitor information

Find out visitor information over the festive season

Recognising some of our amazing and committed staff

Each year we recognise employees who personify our values and commitment every day

Seeing the Ability in Disability Celebrations

We celebrated International Day of People with Disability with a fundraising extravaganza event with 6PR at Brightwater House

Thank you to Get Scrubbed WA

Get Scrubbed WA donate 1,000 cloth masks to Brightwater

A huge milestone for Brightwater and WA’s disability community

On 1 December, we are celebrating Brightwater's transition to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards.

Bright stars receive Scholarships at the Annual General Meeting

Two Brightwater employees awarded scholarships at the AGM

Light up Lives Christmas Concert tours Brightwater

Light up Lives Christmas Concerts sponsored by Janissen Electrics tour Brightwater homes

See the Ability in Disability Celebration

We invite you to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people living with a disability in our community on 3rd December

Successful succulent mini market returns

The Weekend Entrepreneurs host their second succulent mini market at Brightwater Bentley

Brightwater’s Research into Dementia

Brightwater's Research Centre uncovers solutions that make a real difference to people’s lives, including people living with Dementia.

How Sallina helps her clients communicate with confidence

We spoke with Sallina Le, a Speech Pathologist at Oats Street

Weekend Entrepreneurs launch succulent sale in Manning

Brightwater clients launch their own mini market selling potted succulents

Meet Therapy Assistant Rozanne Schmulian

Brightwater Disability Therapy Assistant Rozanne Schmulian explains why she loves her job so much

Apple watch and television assist in Pam’s core care

Pam receives special gifts thanks to Life's Possibilities fundraising initiative

From little things, big things grow

Meet Terry, a client at our brain rehabilitation centre, Oats Street.

Brightwater’s Phase 4: An update to visitor restrictions (community houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Brightwater’s Phase 3: An update to visitor restrictions (community houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

A green thumbs up to the Weekend Entrepreneurs

Clients have been taking part in ‘The Weekend Entrepreneurs’ volunteer program to engage clients on weekends

A unique pen pal friendship blossoms

The Brightwater Buddies program connects a young university student with Onslow Gardens resident

Important update: Adjustment to visitor restrictions (Community Houses)

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important update: COVID-19 and Disability Community Houses

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

Important Update: COVID-19 and Community Houses Visiting Restrictions

An update from our CEO Jennifer Lawrence

14 inspirational quotes for people with disabilities

Wise words about ability and perseverance

Smiles soar at the Kickstart Summer Concert

A joyful day for all involved

Brightwater celebrates Perth PrideFest

You can never have enough colour!

Our commitment to accessibility

Introducing ReadSpeaker to our website

Smiles beam at Downer Getaway Camp

Another successful year at the Downer Getaway Camp

Science and creativity spark Elysia’s passion

Celebrating our employees this OT week

Participants have a ball at annual bowling tournament

A fantastic team building experience for all involved

Brain injury recovery the focus of new scholarship

Supporting the transition from rehabilitation to home

Supporting families affected by brain injury or younger onset dementia

A collaboration between Brightwater and the University of Western Australia

One-stop shop for NDIS tools and resources

An online toolkit to help guide you through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Dushica delighted with International Student of the Year award

A move to Australia re-ignited motivation to pursue her passion

What does an NDIS Support Coordinator do?

A partner to help you breathe life into your NDIS Plan

John’s passion for volunteering shines through

Celebrating 19 years of volunteering with Brightwater

Handy apps for seniors and people with disabilities

There's an app for that!

The role of allied health in aged care and disability support

From speech pathology to social work, allied health is key

10 tips for better brain health

For Brain Awareness Week, we're highlighting what you can do to maximise your health up there.

Kicking goals at Oats Street

West Coast Eagles visit the crew at Oats Street Rehabilitation Centre

Why you should volunteer in aged care or disability support

Need convincing to give back to your community? Read this

What support does the NDIS cover?

Find out services can be accessed with NDIS funding

Reaching new heights at the Downer Getaway Camp

Smiles of joy for clients and staff at the third annual Downer Getaway Camp

Brightwater wins ILC grant

The grant will support people with disability to connect with communities