WEKARE DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES (WDSS) use a person-centred approach focusing on delivering care to the participant through a range of activities and include: working with participant’s beliefs and values, engagement, having a sympathetic presence, sharing decision-making and providing for physical needs.
Services We Offer
WeKare Disability Support Service’s Support Coordinators have a background in working with people with a disability and their families and have a qualification in Social work. We work with people who require more intensive support and assistance to implement their NDIS plan. We build their capacity and empower participants and their families to maximise their choices and achieve their goals by providing the following support in their NDIS plan:
We will assist a participant to understand the aspects of the plan, assisting in ongoing management of supports, and answer questions as they arise.
Coordination of Support
We focus on supporting participants to direct their lives, not just their services. This may include resolving points of crisis, and developing resilience in the participant's network.
Specialist Support Coordination
We aim to reduce complexity in the participant’s support environment by assisting the participant to connect with NDIS supports, negotiate solutions with multiple stakeholders and build capacity and resilience.
In Home Support
WeKare Disability Support Services offer individualised services to children and adults, which are specifically tailored to support their needs in the home or other community living situation. These services reinforce personal responsibility and include daily living skills such as respite, household chores, personal care, meal preparation, accompaniment to medical appointments, shopping etc. Our skilled support staff provide a wide variety of skill development opportunities to build independence and choice making.
Our goal of providing in home support are to:
- Help families or carers a time away from care giving demands so that they can refresh and renew, allowing them the opportunity to re-energize and be more effective caregiver to their loved ones.
- Help people maintain or improve their health status and quality of life,
- Assist people in remaining as independent as possible,
- Support families in coping with a family member's need for care,
- Help people stay at or return home and receive needed treatment, rehabilitation or palliative care, and
- Provide informal/family caregivers with the support they need.
Accommodation & Tenancy
WDSS will assist you with accommodation and tenancy obligations support to find you affordable, safe and appropriate accommodation. This include assisting you to apply for a rental tenancy or undertake tenancy obligations such as:
- Obtain or retain appropriate accommodation
- Tenancy support and guidance or undertaking work on the client’s behalf
- Maintain the Premises
- Adhere to the lease agreement
All people, regardless of abilities, should have access to, choice of, and an opportunity to participate in a full range of community activities. Being involved in the community is a great place to meet new friends, learn new skills and enjoy the things. WDSS can assist a participant with recreational activities of interest such as going to the movies, bowling, attending AFL, shopping, holiday program activities, going out for lunch or dinner, swimming, going to the gym, accompaniment to medical appointments etc.
WDSS can also assist individual to attend family functions such as weddings, birthday parties, graduations, anniversaries etc.
WDSS provide 1:1 support with assisted holidays from local vacations to interstate travel such as exciting short stays and we ensure every holiday is truly meaningful and memorable. Our staff have relevant police checks, working with children and hold current first aid certificates. Our holiday options are tailored for participants with mild to moderate learning disabilities who require minimal personal care, and have minimal mobility challenges. We can also customise your holiday to suit your requirements and budget. We aim to provide support to a small group with minimum 1:3 support and 1:1 support depending upon each individual’s needs.
Individual Skills and Development
WDSS provide support with individual life skills development and training such as:
- Travel training, cooking skills, managing money, computer skills
- Provide participants with choices and access to a wide range of activities and life experiences
- Build on current skills and assist participants to learn new skills
- Personal Safety