We can support you with services that allow you to remain living in your own home;
Connected to people and activities that are important to you
To retain your independence
Direct and control your own supports
Make your own choices and decisions
To be respected and treated with dignity regardless of circumstances
To be included and participate in your community
Our aim is for you to continue doing whatever you are able to do and we will work in partnership to support you with things you have difficulty with.
Everything is possible
Consumer Directed Care
The services and supports provided by Peel Home & Community Supports are directed and controlled by the person, their families, carers or any other person the individual wishes to participate. Together we will explore the person’s individual needs, dreams and goals then work in partnership with them to achieve the outcomes and desires they want for their lives.
All Services are flexible and responsive, to the changing needs of the individual.
Examples of these maybe, but are not limited to:
Information and support available in the community
Support to live independently in their chosen community
Support to live in their own homes independently or with friends
Explore and develop relationships/friendships, become involved in work, study or leisure interests
Assist individual’s to develop their life skills
Support individual’s independence and choices
Offer a variety of services that support individual’s choices
Attendant Care/Personal Care
This service is one of the most intimate that a person will request, therefore it is imperative that you are involved in all aspects of planning and design of the support they want. You will determine the time of day you wish your support to be provided and who delivers the support. Peel Home and Community Supports will provide consistency of support staff who are fully trained and will respect your ability to complete the tasks you are able to independently.
To preserve people's privacy and dignity within their local community, support staff will not use identifying signage on their vehicles or wear an identifying uniform. All staff will be respectful of our belief system or culture. By providing in-home services for people they are able to remain living in their own home, connected to their families, friends and community.
Community access needs to be flexible to allow for the people’s changing needs, whilst the scope of what may be called a disability is large and basic needs are the same for everyone (need to eat, to pay expenses, to keep themselves and their environment clean, safe and healthy), the different variations of ability and lifestyle needs is individual, so there is simply no one-size-fits-all method to improve the quality of life that the person wants, this will vary according to the challenges the individual is facing. The mental and physical health of the person is important and a range of activities within the community for enjoyment, like going to the movies, parks, zoos, museums and coffee houses as well as more functional activities, shopping, barber/hairdresser trips, visits to a pharmacy or post office and other everyday necessary errands will enhance the person’s presence within their community and can assist the person to maintain their health and wellbeing. Our Organisation will provide community access day support on a one to one ratio with an age appropriate staff person to participate in the activities of the person’s choice. Our Organisation can provide the person with skilled support workers who will ensure that learnt life skills are enhanced and built on with time taken to upskill people as they choose.
Our Organisation will ensure that people have access to the physical environment, transportation, information and communications to provide the person with an equal opportunity to participate. People with disabilities are often excluded from basic education like literacy skills therefore they do not meet the entry requirements of formal vocational training programs, Dismantling barriers for people enables them to build skills and take an active role in their life development. Should a person choose to attend an educational facility, a support worker of their choice, can accompany them to support and assist the person for as long as they choose. There are a variety of TAFE institutions within the surrounding areas that offer a multitude of different learning opportunities for people.
Recreation & Holiday Programs
Our Organisation considers, that with the right supports all activities are possible there are no barriers to the person’s participation.
Peel Home & Community Supports can support a person to access short Community Holiday Programs, so as to provide respite for the Carer, family or significant other from their caring role by. This program would be designed by the person and their support team an example being – should the Carer, family or significant other decide they would like to go away for a few days or that they would like the person to go away, then the Liaison Link would meet with the person to explore what they wanted to participate in during this period, where they wanted to stay, what mode of transport would be used and what are the costs involved.
Own Home Respite
Respite care enables people to remain living in their own home. Providing regular respite care can reduce family stress; reduce the risk of abuse and neglect; enhances family coping abilities; increases feelings of well-being; allows families to stay involved in their communities, helping them identify and establish additional support systems; Increases opportunities for social activities and family interactions; strengthens the family’s ability to care for their loved one at home. When regular Respite is put in-place it provides the person with a disability or who are aged the opportunity to plan trips or visits to places or people they want to see or go, and the capacity to maintain their independence in their local community.
Host Family Services
Host Family provides the person with the opportunity to build new relationships, networks and different experiences the person’s chosen Host Family would provide them with:
A home that is safe
Food to meet their needs
Emotional support and affection
Attention to any health needs
Inclusion in all family and/or community activities
Maintain existing skills and develop new skills
Independence, freedom of choice consistent with their age, culture and skills.
Peel Home & Community Supports will match the family’s interests, ages and culture with the person. It is very important that the persons Carer, family or significant other are confident and comfortable with the Host family.
Out of Home Respite Service
Our Respite service will help Carers and families to have a break or go on holiday at their convenience. We can cater for your short/long term breaks whatever it is you need.
Currently we have has access to 2 very suitable houses for Respite in Mandurah and we will acquire more housing as the need for Respite arises.
We also understand that the person who attends Out of Home Respite may not want their normal everyday life activities to be disrupted therefore we will support them to continue these daily activities. It is very important that the person is involved in all aspects of the planning of their Respite, this fosters the person's independence and choices of what they want to participate in and where they go.
Our Support Staff all live in the region, and have a general knowledge of the local areas and are able to pass this information onto the person in Respite, enabling them to make informed choices in what they participate in during their Respite.
Our extensive Staff Pool allows people to choose from a selection of staff that share the same passions as the person and therefore they already have much in common, this we believe will provide a shared enjoyable experience for them.
All support workers have current National Police Clearances, First Aid Certificates, and where required Working with Children Card and a Current Drivers licence.
For further assistance the Commonwealth's, Respite and Carelink Centres offer free and confidential information. You can contact your nearest centre by phoning 1800 052222 (Freecall except from mobile phones).
The principles of employment are the same for people with or without a disability with the main focus being on their skills, talents and capabilities the person will bring to the workplace. It is important to recognise and understand that to fundamentally change a person's life is to support them to understand how they can change their own life and live it with purpose and meaning regardless of their ability or disability. In collaboration with the person, support workers and the proposed employer will identify potential pathways for the person to follow so they will succeed in mainstream employment opportunities.
Our Organisation will match the person and their interests and needs with the appropriate business, this process will provide increased support and opportunities for the person.
By adopting an open and flexible approach to employment, the person and the support worker together will be able to reduce barriers, promote inclusion and participation and achieve tangible changes in people’s attitudes and practices.