About Our Team

‘Independence, Your Way’…

Guides 4 Sight commenced trading in March 2017 as an alternative pathway for West Australians to access services and assistance via the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in WA.

We are a small boutique firm, offering personalised assistance and a fresh attitude and outlook towards services and assistance that support your independence and control over your life decisions.

With a deep understanding of the NDIS planning processes and requirements, we offer tailored services to enable you to participate more in your community as part of a positive NDIS journey.  Our vision is to help you create an environment where you feel safe and included, respected in the community, and feel empowered to take on new challenges.

The principal Christine Tinley and her team collectively have an extensive range of experience working in community services, planning and office management, financial budgeting, and other customer service focused areas.

Our team members all have experience within the disability sector and with NDIS and all hold appropriate workplace security clearances.

Our Team Members

Christine Tinley

For many years, Christine held senior roles in finance and banking, management and human resources.

In 2011, following her heart and wanting to ‘make a difference’, Christine changed her career direction and moved into the disability sector completing her Diploma in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) together with a Diploma of Community Services – Financial Counselling.

While studying, Christine volunteered her time working with people who had hearing and vision loss. A passion for the principles of the National Disability Insurance Scheme led to Christine to the role of Planning and Support Coordinator with the Agency (NDIA).

Christine’s personal experience provides valuable and insightful information for people considering applying for access to the NDIS, and for existing NDIS participants who may be feeling disenchanted with their journey so far. Existing NDIS participants seeking an experienced and knowledgeable person have found Christine’s skills and experience invaluable in making a real difference to their lives.

Besides providing NDIS Support Coordination for clients, Christine enjoys personally assisting and traveling with people living with a range of disabilities, including vision loss, hearing loss or combined vision and hearing loss.

Kerrie Duff

Kerrie is passionate about social justice and has worked/volunteered in human rights-based organisations for most of her life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Human Rights and Certificate IV in Training and Employment.

Kerrie is a four times Paralympian representing Australia and winning bronze (400 Freestyle) in 1984, after which she was inducted into Monash University’s Hall of Fame.

She undertook Australian Institute of Company Director training and completed the Citizen-centred Leadership Community of Practice training before establishing her own business which she later put on hold to work as a Planning and Support Coordinator with the NDIA for nearly 2 years prior to joining Guides 4 Sight in 2018 to support NDIS participants who self-manage their own funding support plans.

Kerrie is a mixed media/craft-o-holic, married to Martin and they are both owned by Lucy, a bichon frise.

Marie Watts

Marie has worked in community-based roles as a social worker and as a nationally accredited financial counsellor for almost a decade, including providing pro-bono services in various women’s refuges.

With graduate qualifications in financial advice, Marie also has a Master of Social Work (UWA) qualification. She now puts her well-developed skills in support and advocacy (particularly in financial matters) to good use in the disability sector, seeking to assist those who find themselves in difficult or confusing circumstances.

Away from work, Marie can be found in the sunny outdoors, exploring new places in WA, Australia and overseas, and is more than happy to assist others to do the same.

Abbey Bolin

Abbey has been working in the disability field since 2015 as a community support worker and is passionate about working with people. Abbey completed her Diploma of Community Service in 2014-2015 and has been working with Guides 4 Sight since 2019.

Abbey is enjoying her new role of Support Coordinator which enables her to be out in the community participating in different activities and assisting in improving the experience for everyone’s NDIS journey.

Some of Abbey’s interest include photography, movies, music including singing, animals and art and craft.

Our Mission

To assist you to live your life the way you want, having control over making your own decisions for everyday independence.

Our Vision

Our vision is for everyone to feel safe, included and respected in the community and feel empowered to take on new challenges.

Our Commitment to You

We will listen carefully, hearing what you have to say, and discover what is important to you.  Working together, we provide assistance aimed at supporting you to achieve your goals ‘your way’ – enhancing your freedom to grow your independence.

Our Values

Creative Thinking

We encourage open-minded, creative thinking in discovering alternatives that may be considered ‘outside the box’.

Listening

We value active listening, and checking back with you, in seeking a deep understanding of the meaning behind what has been said.

Honesty

We will keep you informed and believe its important to be honest and open with you, expecting the same in return.

Inclusiveness

Celebrate; we are all unique.

Photo: Rita and Guide dog Ivy enjoying their very first cool morning at Bondi Beach, NSW

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Sighted Guides Pty Ltd trading as Guides 4 Sight. ABN 91 618 133 412.