Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Visability Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Guide Dogs WA
  • Association for the Blind of WA Inc
  • Guide Dogs Tasmania
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Social services
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Professional staff worked across the State to provide individualised home-based services and offer support and training to help people to build confidence and lead fulfilling and independent lives. Social workers offered counselling, support, information and advice that assisted people to come to terms with the emotional impact of vision loss. Occupational therapists offered support and training in daily living skills ranging from household management to personal care. They also provided advice and special equipment to help people who are blind or vision impaired live independently. Orientation & Mobility Instructors offered training for people to travel safely and independently through their environment. This included the use of special aids including white canes. Guide Dog Instructors trained Guide Dog puppies, worked with Guide Dogs, and supported Guide Dog owners. Specialist staff for children - including a Speech Pathologist, Developmental Psychologist and Paediatric Physiotherapist - worked particularly on the Early Intervention Program. Recreation Officers provided advice, training and support so that people could participate in recreation, leisure and sporting activities of their choice. Braille teachers and production assistants provided a wide range of reading materials in Braille. Library and audio production staff provided materials in alternate formats to clients.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Males
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Youth - aged 15 to under 25
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • People with disabilities
  • Unemployed persons
  • Veterans and/or their families
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 61
  • Part time employees: 61
  • Casual employees: 21
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 250

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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