Therapy service boost

Occupational therapist Caoibhe Flynn with Dawn Kunum. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au   d441449
Occupational therapist Caoibhe Flynn with Dawn Kunum. Picture: Will Russell        www.communitypix.com.au d441449

Therapy Focus is one of WA�s largest disability services providers, offering access to allied health professionals for children and adults to improve their quality of life and independence.

The not-for-profit organisation helps more than 2000 clients in the metropolitan area and hopes to expand its services to 3000.

Based in Bentley, the service operates out of 12 locations including Armadale, Mandurah, Ellenbrook, Mirrabooka and East Victoria Park.

Therapy Focus executive manager of corporate services Brian Chapman said the Lotterywest grant would enable the service to upgrade outdated IT equipment.

He said the money would go towards boosting access for therapists who spent time on the road, which would flow through to customers who would experience a more streamlined service.

�This grant will give Therapy Focus the ability to invest in the upgrading of our IT infrastructure to allow us to continue to provide quality services to our customers,� he said.

�Being able to provide our visiting clinicians with mobile devices to access calendars, case notes, emails and resources will ensure our therapists can be on the road much more, providing valued services to our customers and their families in locations that are convenient to them as they strive to deal with the challenges of life.�