NDS will celebrate International Day of People with Disability by hosting a lunch event. This year, the event will be held at an exciting new venue – Optus Stadium.
Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the threat it poses to public health, Companion Card WA has made a number of changes to the way we work.
To reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19 and to maintain social distancing, staff are now working from home. There may be delays in processing new Companion Card applications and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate our way through these times. If you have a Companion Card that expires in 2020, we have arranged for your card to continue to be accepted past it’s expiry date during this time.
The best way to contact us during this time is by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our office is temporarily closed to visitors, therefore if the matter is urgent we advise you to please call 1800 617 337
Who is Companion Card For?
The Companion Card is for people with a significant and permanent disability, who require attendant care support in order to participate at community venues and activities are always going to need a high level of care to get to community based activities. Cardholders present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket from a participating business. Participating businesses will recognise the Companion Card and issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge.
Patricia ThomsonFor Patricia Thomson, being 90 is to have a willing mind but a somewhat reluctant body.
"I forget that I’m 90 and of course I can’t do as much as I used to," she says. "My mind is always racing away thinking of where I’d like to go, but even just going out to check the mail takes half the morning!".
A free key to open Changing Places is currently available for WA Companion Card holders. This offer is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. If you need Changing Places and would like to accept this offer, please contact National Disability Services on 9242 5544 or email: email@example.com. MLAK keys can be purchased from Master Locksmiths.