Who We Are
Valued Lives is an organisation run by a Board of individuals and families who either use our supports and services, or support our Vision and Values.
With a strong commitment to promoting social inclusion and empowering vulnerable people to have real choice, real control and a genuine voice in the design, planning and delivery of their own supports and services, Valued Lives, established in 2013, is a peer-led community organisation that continues to grow and develop through strong leadership from a user-led board of passionate individuals, families and supporters.
We are registered to provide supports and services through the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and Department of Communities (Disability Services) Western Australia and are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).
Over the years Valued Lives Foundation has been involved with several NDIS initiatives. As a non-government provider of Local Area Coordination in WA, we then commenced delivery of capacity building strategies and support coordination when people transferred to the NDIS.
As members of the National Alliance of Capacity Organisations (NACBO) we have built solid partnerships with like-minded small grassroots organisations across Australia to build people’s knowledge, shift mindsets and strengthen values-based leadership so that vulnerable Australians are empowered to have full, meaningful and inclusive lives that are rich in relationships.
Our Valued Lives CEO Bronia Holyoak, interviewing Ewan, who we supported to set up the microenterprise Ewan Eye.