About BWA

 

Our History

It was during the depression years of the 1930s that the blind of South Australia formed their own organisation – The Blind Welfare Association (BWA). For over 75 years the Association has continued to provide a range of services for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Blind Welfare Association’s focus is to promote and assist our  members in maintaining their independence and individual lifestyles.

Our Mission

To provide high standard welfare, support and accommodation services to people who are blind or vision impaired, to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.

A person walking in the park using a white cane.

Objectives of the Blind Welfare Association

  • To provide and promote welfare, support and advocacy services for people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • To grant financial assistance to people who are blind or vision impaired in cases of need.
  • To make representations to Government and other agencies to improve services available to people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • To provide accommodation support services for people who are blind or vision impaired.
  • To provide services to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired generally.
  • To manage finances for the longevity of service provision.

Our Board

  • Tony Starkey – President
  • Maureen Montes – Vice President
  • Leonore Scott – Secretary
  • Jed Alexander – Board Member
  • Sarah Savage – Board Member
  • Pat Fryer – Board Member