Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Visability Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • Other: To maximise the quality of life of Western Australians who are blind or vision impaired
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Other health service delivery
General activities
  • Aged care activities
  • Hospital services and rehabilitation activities
  • Social services
  • Other health service delivery
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. Optometrists and orthoptists assessed and made recommendations on the best use of remaining vi
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children
  • Elderly people
  • General community within Australia
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • People with disabilities
  • Unemployed persons
  • Veterans or their families
  • Women
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 61
  • Part time employees: 69
  • Volunteers: 200
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
Western Australia

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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