Our Services

About Inclusion provides support for carers. We provide respite to families caring for a child, adolescent or adult with disability, living at home, in the greater Taree city local government area and beyond.

About Inclusion recognises a need for parents to have time to themselves occasionally. We endeavour to provide respite and social support to best meet the needs of each family. This flexible support enables participants to engage in community life and activities of their choice.

Support Services

  • Individual funding for flexible respite packages allocated; based on a support plan that best meets the individual's needs. Packages are allocated to participants with high or moderate support needs, young people with disability with an older carer, teenagers at risk of expulsion or suspension from school, and families of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.
  • Suitable volunteers are linked with individuals to provide in-home respite for up to 48 hours per month.
  • Volunteers provide one-on-one support for participants during leisure outings, so participants can be involved in community life or take part in an activity or course of their choosing.
  • Social support catered for group outings for teenagers, as well as regular outings for adults. We also provide support for holidays, small or large group weekends away from the area.
  • Individual funding for flexible respite packages is decided by an allocation panel; based on a the plan that best meets their needs. Packages are allocated to participants with high or moderate support needs, young people with disability with an older carer, teenagers at risk of expulsion or suspension from school and families of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We also provide after school and vacation care for secondary school aged children with disability, in conjunction with the Department of Education at Chatham High School.

WHO BENEFITS FROM OUR SUPPORT

The person with disability:

We help participants to develop skills and expand their social, leisure and recreational experiences.

The family of the person with disability:

We provide support to allow family members to take time out for themselves.

The support people:

Support staff share their time and interests with a person with disability.

The community:

To better understand the abilities and contributions of people with disability by creating a more inclusive, connected community.

Our Goals & Priorities

  • Goal 1 - We understand our current financial viability and the implications of our current position in the short and longer term.
  • Goal 2 - We will develop strategies that support our financial viability in the NDIS; supporting our sustainability as a provider of choice under the scheme.
  • Goal 3 - We will support our current participants to engage with and utilise opportunities available in the community to achieve their individual goals.
  • Goal 4 - We will develop strategies that result in our participants developing meaningful, sustainable and long term relationships with, and in their, communities.
  • Goal 5 - We will support our current participants to develop their capacity to choose, plan for and manage their future under an individualised funding model and the NDIS.
  • Goal 6 - We will partner with current and future customers to deliver and develop supports that are shaped by their needs and wants.

Forster Cottage Accomodation

Fully furnished house with:

  • Ducted Air Conditioning
  • Shower Chair
  • Linen Service
  • Portable Hoist
  • Two Hydraulic Hospital Beds
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Thermostatically Controlled Hot Water System
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
  • Gas BBQ
  • TV & DVD
  • Phone for Local Calls
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Close to shops & Lake
  • Child Safety Fencing

    Click here to view the Forster Cottage Accomodation brochure

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