WHEELS FOR HOPE SELECTION CRITERIA

All applications to the Foundation are considered on a case by case basis, and are required to meet the criteria established by The Foundation.  All applicants must meet the following selection criteria:

  • The Applicant has a disability that is attributable to an intellectual, cognitive, neurological, sensory or physical impairment or a combination of those impairments.
  • The disability/impairment is permanent.
  • The disability/impairment has resulted in a substantially reduced capacity in at least one of the areas of communication, social interaction, learning or mobility.
  • The Applicant has a disability which meets the Eligibility Policy for Specialist Disability Services Funded or Provided by the Disability Services Commission (December 2010).
  • The Applicant must live permanently in Western Australia, and be an Australian citizen, or a permanent Australian Resident, or a New Zealand citizen who arrived in Australia prior to 26 February 2001.
  • The Applicant does not have access to a vehicle that is appropriate to transport them to personal medical and remedial appointments, community events and social activities.
  • The Foundation conducts due diligence to confirm that the Applicant does not have the financial means to purchase and/or maintain a vehicle that is appropriate to transport a person with a disability.
  • The vehicle must be housed within a radius of 800kms of the Perth GPO.
  • The Driver and/or Drivers is of good character, and considered a fit and proper person to receive a vehicle, as determined by The Foundation, having regard for the following non-exhaustive list of factors:
  1. The Driver and/or Drivers has a current Western Australian Drivers Licence
  2. The Driver and/or Drivers does not have any relevant criminal convictions
  3. The Driver and/or Drivers discloses whether they have any traffic infringements resulting in loss of demerit points
  4. The Driver and/or Drivers discloses whether they have been involved in any motor vehicle accidents
  5. The Driver and/or Drivers will be able to store a motor vehicle in a safe and secure area
  6. The Driver and/or Drivers is willing and has the ability to commit to maintaining a vehicle to the specifications outlined by The Foundation (washed, polished and cleaned regularly inside and out)

PRIORITISATION CRITERIA

The following indicators are used for the prioritisation of applications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants who require a vehicle to attend critical medical and remedial care appointments for their health and wellbeing
  • Preference will be given to applicants who the allocation of a vehicle will provide opportunities to improve their community participation
  • Due consideration will be given to applicants who live in areas where there is no public transport or availability of Multi-Purpose Taxis, dependent on the availability of service and maintenance providers in the location
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