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Alderson Place Open Day celebrates partnership

Published 1st March, 2017
In late February staff from Rise and Therapy Focus came together to host open day in celebration of a new shared office in Cockburn called Alderson Place.

Guests were invited to take a tour of the office and enjoyed a range of activities including craft activities, face painting, a sensory room and caricature artist. A sausage sizzle was also provided by the team from Zenith Insurance.

Pictured: A guest enjoying craft activities at the event.

In officially opening the office, City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett highlighted the importance of partnerships in ensuring efficient and effective service delivery to people in need.

“Partnerships have and will secure investments into the future, and I am pleased to see partnerships between Rise, Therapy Focus and other organisations who have come together to share their service delivery models in the rapidly growing south metropolitan area.”

Rise CEO Justine Coyler also addressed guests at the event saying that office was named after former Board Chair, Anna Alderson, who greatly valued community.

“Anna was a person who lived our values. Her passion for community inspired us to name the building after her and we look forward to making a difference in the lives of many people in this region,” Ms Coyler said.

Pictured: City of Cockburn Mayor, The Honourable Logan Howlett.

A team of 12 Therapy Focus staff including members of the PEBBLES Continence Team now operate from Alderson Place, providing services to people with disabilities in Cockburn and surrounds.

Therapy Focus Cockburn Team Leader, Claire Nailer said the new office has reduced travel time for therapists and encouraged collaboration with Rise staff.

“Moving into Alderson Place has meant more time to provide therapy, as we’re closer to our clients and can offer them the option of visiting our clinic space,” Claire said.

“The opportunity to work alongside Rise has been invaluable. Most of our team live in the local area and are passionate about building links with other organisations to better support the community.”

Alderson Place is located at 6/1 Merino Entrance, Cockburn Central. For more information about Rise and their range of services they offer visit

Pictured: Rise CEO, Justine Coyler (centre) with Therapy Focus Executive Managers Ruth Lee (left) and Brian Chapman (right).

View more photos from the event.

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