We’re partnering with The Housing Hub to broaden our offering in Support Coordination focused on specialist disability accommodation. See how this collaboration is a win-win for everyone.
People with disabilities who have complexity in their lives require an extra level of service coordination. This is where a Specialist Support Coordinator can make all the difference.
“I do believe we are all much more alike than we are different,”
Geoffrey’s story is one of creativity and compassion – see how writing poetry has become an important part of sharing his experience of schizophrenia.
The word ‘independence’ is a term that not everyone understands, especially when it comes to the NDIS and disability support services. It’s an exciting time to work in the disability sector – there’s a lot of transformational change happening and it affects how we’ll deliver our services.
With 1 in 5 Australians having a disability, disabilities either directly or indirectly affect a large portion of the population. However, our environment, particularly in dense cities, can still take steps to improve inclusivity and accessibility for everyone.
LGBTQIA+ identifying people are present across most, if not all cultural and social groups in Australia. These people and the organisations that advocate for them continually highlight that increased consideration, understanding and acceptance of their identity and sexuality is essential to their wellbeing as a community. Individuals and organisations that work with LGBTQIA+ identifying people with a disability need to be aware of these considerations and the impact discrimination can have on the people they support.
“I’m not a statistic…”
In 2019, Shaye’s life changed in an instant, suffering four brain stem strokes within a 24-hour period. Her strong recovery continues to amaze her medical team.
Everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is different. However, there are often similarities that people with ASD may need support with to maximise their ability to live a fulfilling life.
Whilst the specific reason for entering aged care varies, a common cause is the lack of other suitable accommodation options that are available.
Fortunately, individuals and groups have more recently started to discuss ways in which these issues could be addressed.
“Without OnSide…we would not have known where to start…”
Paula is a dedicated mother with two sons that are OnSide customers. Both her children have ASD and Paula knew that her sons had not been getting the most out of their NDIS plans. “I initially engaged OnSide to access appropriate services including an OT for my middle son, a support worker to help with my three children and house cleaning assistance,” Paula tells us.