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.
Are there any vacancies available in Dadirri Disability group homes?
While we are very fortunate that a number of our residents have called Dadirri their home for many years changing personal and family circumstances do occasionally mean vacancies become available in a Dadirri group home.
As an organisation Dadirri Disability Services is also always looking for opportunities to expand our capacity to supply and support additional residents.
We recommend anyone interested in a placement with Dadirri Disability Services register an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST.
What does it mean to have completed an Expression of Interest for a place in a Dadirri Disability Services Group home?
By registering an expression of interest in securing a place in a Dadirri Group home you are assured that if a position becomes available the information you have provided will be prioritised for review and consideration.
Dadirri can offer NO guarantee that vacancies will be allocated according to receipt of an Expression of Interest.
How are vacancies filled?
Potential new residents must be participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and have been allocated individually tailored funding packages that includeprovision for full-time Supported Independent Living.
Vacancies are filled based on a variety of complex factors with the priority being to ensure all residents in the care of Dadirri Disability Services are provided with a safe, happy, supported home environment.
Those factors include, but are not limited to:
- Evaluation to ensure Dadirri Disability Services can confidently meet every need of the applicant in concert with the needs of existing residents
- Consideration of the potential impact on the overall social dynamic between residents within the house with the aim to maintain a positive, engaged home environment.
What can I do if I need help finding a service for a family member or someone in my care?
Dadirri Disability Services has the expertise and NDIS registration to provide Support Co-Ordination to individuals – including those who are not residents in a Dadirri Group home.
If you would like help planning for, identifying and/or implementing appropriate NDIS supports Dadirri can help. Our team offer practical experience, local knowledge and personal service so feel free to make an appointment to talk to the Dadirri Disability Services Support Co-ordinator.
What does supported group accommodation mean? What is included within the service charter?
‘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.
What do residents do during the day?
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.
Are there any age restrictions for residents?
Dadirri Disability Services residents must be 18 years or over. The current average age of residents is 45 years.
Do families and friends have regular contact?
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.
How do I apply for my loved one to take up residence in a Dadirri Disability Services group home?
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.
Where does Dadirri Disability Services source funding?
Dadirri Disability Services claims for services provided to NDIS participants from their individual plans.
As a registered charitable organisation Dadirri Disability Services is also eligible to accept tax deductible corporate and private individual donations and will respectfully accept any bequests. For more information or to have a private discussion on how to make a donation or bequest please contact Chief Executive Office, Annette Roberts.
How can I support the work of Dadirri Disability Services?
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.
Does Dadirri Disability Services offer temporary respite facilities?
At this point in time Dadirri Disability Services does not have the capacity to offer temporary respite facilities.