Frequently Asked Questions
If the frequently asked questions and answers outlined below do not fully address your queries about how to access or what is involved in providing disability group home accommodation please don’t hesitate to make contact with the staff at Dadirri Disability Services for more information.
‘Supported group accommodation’ is a term that covers the provision a home environment where kitchen, bathroom, living and outside areas are shared with a small group of other residents who also share a common need for daily assistance with many aspects of their day-to-day life.
Within that home environment residents have full-time supervision to provide support:
- with everyday living tasks
- to access work and the community
- to maintain their health and well-being
- to maintain or gain independent living skills such as managing a budget, accessing health services, paid or unpaid work.
Daily activities vary for each resident depending on their individual goals and interests. Many residents attend Day Programs offered within the local community and some have secured supported employment via Australian Disability Enterprise organisations.
Dadirri Disability Services residents must be 18 years or over. The current average age of residents is 45 years.
Families and friends are welcome to visit and call their loved ones as often as they like. Each house has a home phone and some residents have their own mobiles. Visits are encouraged. In addition Dadirri Disability Services often hosts social outings and events that families and friends are welcome to attend and participate.
Given the active program of events organised on behalf of residents we encourage contact with House Manager prior to visits to ensure consideration of all residents.
Until the National Disability Insurance Scheme is rolled out nationally provision for Dadirri Disability Services to directly accept and evaluate applications for new residents is very limited.
Applications and allocation of placement in homes run by Dadirri Disability Services can be made via one of two processes.
1. If your loved one has been allocated an Individual Funded Package under the incoming NDIS with provision for supported living accommodation Dadirri Disability Services is accredited to provide that service.
To nominate Dadirri Disability Services as the provider of choice you should inform your case manager.
Acceptance into the service will depend on availability and an individual evaluation to ensure that Dadirri Disability Services can confidently meet their every need and that the applicant will happily settle in with existing residents in the group home environment.
2. For individuals who do not have access to an Individual Funded Package we recommend registering your interest for placement directly by contacting Ageing Disability and Home Care, South Western Sydney Region which includes, Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly:
Toll free: 1800 000 201
Vacancies at Dadirri Disability Services are filled based on priorities and funding allocations set by the NSW Department of Aging, Disability & Home Care however Dadirri Disability Services is happy to provide information on seeking placement in our organisation.
Dadirri Disability Services receives funding from the State Government through Ageing Disability and Home Care.
As a registered charity Dadirri Disability Services can issue tax deductible receipts for donations.
Dadirri Disability Services maintains a long wish-list of items that will improve the quality of our service and expand our capabilities. Individuals or organisations interested in supporting the work of Dadirri Disability Services can make a donation.
For more information on specific projects please contact Chief Executive, Annette Roberts.
At this point in time Dadirri Disability Services does not have the capacity to offer temporary respite facilities.