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Project officer at Fremantle Multicultural Centre

Photo of Leisa MushamLeisa Musham (pictured, right) has come on board as ILC Project Officer at Fremantle Multicultural Centre.

She will play a key role in providing information about the NDIS to people with disability, their families and carers from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds.

The Centre has received ILC grants for two priority areas for a project to provide information about what to expect and how to prepare for the planning process in the NDIS in WA.

Another focus will be self-management – what it is and the requirements and responsibilities.

The organisation will develop resources and hold information sessions and one-to-one consultations in the Cockburn, Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah roll-out areas for the NDIS in WA.

Leisa started at the Centre in late August 2017.

She says she’s keen to meet new people and find ways to help them achieve a sense of wellbeing, and to become part of the community.

Leisa held project officer positions at the Water Corporation over 14 years, but has made a career change to community services after gaining qualifications in the mental health field.

She says she believes in inclusiveness and personal choice, and is committed to achieving the aim of full participation for CaLD communities, and promoting the benefits of Western Australia's cultural and linguistic diversity.

Leisa feels honoured to join the team at the Centre.

And also to be able to contribute to better outcomes for people with disability, their families and carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds through inclusion in the NDIS in WA.