Leading disability services provider and Ability First Australia member, Rocky Bay, has reached a significant milestone for Western Australia, celebrating its 80th anniversary.

Synonymous with providing quality disability services, Rocky Bay has proven to be a stalwart in an industry which is undergoing significant change and disruption.

Established in 1938 to assist children living with the effects of Polio, Rocky Bay now offers a variety of services and support to over 3,000 people of all ages living with all disabilities in Western Australia and their families.

Rocky Bay CEO Mr Michael Tait said Rocky Bay had been, and would continue to be, an important member of the WA community.

“Our purpose for many years has been to optimise the quality of life for people living with disability, which is no less important today than it was in 1938,” Mr Tait said.

“As the sector continues to experience uncertainty and change as the National Disability Insurance Scheme is rolled-out across the state, we are certain and steadfast about our future and committed to providing our customers with a stable and trustworthy support network for many years to come.

“Rocky Bay wouldn’t be where it is today without our loyal customers, staff, volunteers, board, partners and supporters, and we thank each and every one for their ongoing support and dedication and helping us to realise our vision.

“Rocky Bay is well-placed for a long and bright future, and we look forward to another 80 years serving our customers and the wider WA community.”

An 80th anniversary exhibition and open day will be held on Friday 5 October.  For more information, visit the Rocky Bay website.