I am a diversity and inclusion specialist, running a small team of disability support workers around Adelaide.
We are a small family business, and almost all of us have personal experience of disability or caring for loved ones with disabilities. We always set up a team of at least two support workers so we can still provide support with familiar people even when staff are unwell. We base our work on principles from:
- Trauma Informed Care
- Relationship led support
- Peer based services
- Values based decision making
- The social model of disability
- The dignity of risk
- The Recovery model of mental health service provision
- ‘Enthusiastic consent’ model
- Continuous improvement model
We are experienced working with folks who are neurodivergent, queer, have mental health difficulties, trauma histories, and complicated situations such as homelessness. We are very flexible about how supports are provided, work to build safety and rapport, and don’t lock anyone into contracts they can’t exit.
We will work with your support coordinator, nominee, family, or whoever else you want on your team. We can also help you link in with other resources and services if you need.
We are not registered at present, which means we can work with people who are self or plan managed, we cannot work with folks who are agency/NDIS managed. For folks who don’t have NDIS funding but need a hand and want to pay privately, we’re happy to see if we can help.
Examples of our work
Spent many months building trust with a person who struggles with severe paranoia and couldn’t initially let anyone into their home. Our team now cooks, cleans, manages medications and helps them attend local events.
Provided daily text based mental health checks ins for a person with vulnerable mental health who finds visits and phone calls stressful during tough times.
Helped someone with floor to ceiling hoarding regain use of their home and set up a regular process of sorting and decluttering with their staff to help manage the issue.