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Support for a bright future

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August03
Bodhi’s future is bright. As a kind and intelligent teenager, he loves spending time with friends, being active, sailing, and representing New South Wales in Boccia, a competitive Paralympic ball sport. Today he enjoys a full and vibrant life, but there have been challenges along the way. A few years ago, Bodhi experienced difficulties that seriously impacted his confidence and mental health. To give him a fresh start, his family decided to move from their home in Sydney to the South Coast of New South Wales. The sea change was exactly what they needed: Bodhi started attending a wonderful school…

Low, intermediate or high care: how do I know what level is right for me?

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July21
Different people need different types of support at home, depending on their health and circumstances. For one person, it might be help with the housework and an exercise class once a week. Another person might need help each morning to shower, get dressed and be ready for the day. That’s why the Government’s Home Care Package program is flexible, offering different levels of funding for a wide variety of services. A Home Care Package can get you the support you need, whether it’s help with taking care of your home, social activities, or high care with medical support. Here’s a quick…

12 things to look for when choosing a group home

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June20
Disability Group homes have been in Australian communities for many years, providing housing for people with disability. They are designed to be places where residents can receive the support they need, while staying connected and enjoying the benefits of shared living. In the past, disability homes have resembled institutions and had lack of choice for residents, but thankfully, things are different today. Providers now focus on delivering empowering support that promotes dignity, self-esteem, choice and independent living. Not all group homes are the same, so it’s worth doing some research so you can choose a home that not only meets…

A helping hand for James and his family

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June02
Thirteen-year-old James is a ray of sunshine to everyone who meets meet him.  Affectionate, cheeky and strong-willed, he embraces everything life has to offer – even though he is living with a disability and requires help with everyday tasks. James’ parents have always been the sole providers of their son’s special needs, but it’s a balancing act that can be stressful, especially alongside paid work, raising James’ younger brothers and the general busyness of life. Although James’ mum, Michelle, said she and her husband were initially apprehensive about hiring someone outside of the family to provide care, they decided they…

You’ll always have a safe place to stay

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May16
We all know life doesn’t always go according to plan. There can be unexpected bumps in the road: you need to move out of home for a little while; your carer suddenly falls ill; you have a medical procedure with a long recovery time, or you just need a quick break. Whatever happens, you should always somewhere safe to live where you can continue to thrive. Experiencing a different environment away from home is also important, as you can try new things while your carer gets a chance to take a break. This is where Short Term Accommodation (STA) and…

Helping Ali enjoy better quality of life

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April29
Alison and her husband Carl love being part of their local community in Jervis Bay, on the picturesque south coast of New South Wales. Life became challenging, though, when Alison was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease a few years ago. Parkinson’s impacted Alison’s ability to do everyday tasks like cooking, keeping their house tidy, getting out and about and doing the shopping. Carl devoted himself to being her full-time carer, supporting his wife so they could continue living at home together. Although he’s been a wonderful support, the couple needed help. Thankfully in October last year, Alison was approved to receive…

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