Our Accommodation Services enhance the independence and quality of life of people with a disability and their carers.

Our focus is on the empowerment of the individual through respecting decisions and choice making, promoting dignity, developing skills, encouraging independence, integration into the community and respecting the rights and roles of all human beings.

TRANSITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

Assists young people to transition from out-of-home care to disability supported  accommodation.
The aim of the program is to support our clients to access community life and develop and maintain community living arrangements. Some young people may receive a combination of ongoing and one-off support, while others may only require time-limited support to help them transition to adult independent community life.

Ability Care Ltd support our clients to:

  • Live at home and manage the household.
  • Participate in recreation and leisure activities.
  • Live within an accommodation co-tenancy arrangement.
  • Strengthen personal and family relationships and networks.

ADULT ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation houses have been set up with the purpose of providing support and services to adult individuals to allow them to live as independently as possible within a home of their own.
Accommodation services are based on holistic 24/7 support models.
Each house consists of 2 to 4 clients within a co-tenancy arrangement.  Staff are provided accommodation & office space within each co-tenancy arrangement.
The supports within each home vary depending on the needs of each individual.  Individual personal plans and specific management plans are developed to ensure all support offered is designed specifically for each person.
Supports and services offered by Ability Care Ltd will promote the inclusion of each individual in the life of their local community.  Inclusion is not just about living in the community – it is about being included and taking part in everyday life in meaningful ways.
Individuals contribute to their home environment (to the best of their ability) both physically & financially through their income/pension.

What we do

  • Maintain and/or build on the skill-set of each individual & improve their ability to live a rich & meaningful life.
  • Encourage clients to be self-reliant in all aspects of their lives, as much as possible.
  • Take a holistic approach within each home and assist and support all aspects of each person’s life.
  • Support individuals to make informed decisions.
  • Ensure the personal dignity of each individual is upheld by ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of all who reside within the home.
  • Ensure that all client voices are heard and rights  upheld.
  • Empower individuals by ensuring they have the appropriate skills to undertake chosen tasks, the development of clients self-esteem and sense of self-worth is a primary goal.
  • Staff interaction with clients will promote equal participation, rather than dependency.

EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Emergency and Crisis Program – This program is specifically designed for individuals in crisis and require emergency accommodation situations until permanent accommodation solutions can be sought. The Department of Communities liaise with the service providers to find temporary accommodation (up to 12 weeks) until permanent accommodation can be sought.
Emergency support is strictly time-limited and does not represent a commitment to recurrent funds for
ongoing support being made available.

Criteria for acceptance within this program are based on individuals needs but include:

  •  18-65 years of age
  • Department of Communities recognized disability
  • Meet Department of Communities criteria for this service
  • Unable to acquire assistance from any other source

Host Family – This program provides individuals with accommodation with an alternative family placement.
The Host Family are responsible for meeting the individual’s daily care needs, as well as facilitating access to social and recreational activities within the community.
Criteria for acceptance within this program include:

  •  6 to 65 years of age
  • Department of Communities recognized disability
  • In receipt of an individualised recurrent funding package from Department of Communities

Client Stories

My name is Ben.

I moved to live at Dunbarton House in January.

Since living at Dunbarton House the staff there has helped me learn lots of new things to help me be more independent.

I can now work the washing machine and cook and work with my house mates to do the house duties and make the most amazing coffees.

Since being there the staff have helped me build my self esteem and helped me get into a Tafe course that I’m really enjoying and making lots of new freinds. I have joined Substation 33 where I  pull old computers, printers and fridges apart and we also go do lawn moving and  yard work. From doing this it has given me the opportunity to get into the workforce and now have a job doing lawns and yard work for them. I hope it will get me to work full time.

I like that I am now going to have a job and have money.

I have really cool staff to help me all the time.

Im so happy.

Ben

Ben - Accommodation Client