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www.mn.catholic.org.au Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
As we enter the new financial year,
CatholicCare is expanding to provide new
disability suppor t options for the community
by opening two brand new purpose-built
supported accommodation residences in
Mayfield. Disability Ser vice Manager, Brodie
Clark, shar es this exciting new development.
We've all heard the media hype about the
National Disability Insur ance Scheme -- or
NDIS as it's commonly known -- over the
last few months as the Newcastle region
became a pilot site for rollout. But what
this means for those in our community
who access these ser vices -- those who are
arguably some of our
most vulnerable -- is still relatively unclear.
At CatholicCare we know that dedicated
disability ser vices can not only be hard
to come by, but also hard to secure as
people and their families wade through
a long and of ten complex process of
securing and utilising allocated funds for
care. We have seen that there is a definite
gap in accommodation ser vices for those
aged 18 and over, and our new suppor ted
accommodation houses which are opening
from August onwards aim to address this.
Purpose-built and staffed by experienced
suppor t workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, we ar e offering one female and one
male dedicated house, with capacity for 5
people to live in each. Centr ally located
in Mayfield, the new accommodation
is focused on increasing community
integration and the people who choose
to live with us will be matched with a
volunteer who will be involved in taking
them to social outings and continuously
building their skills.
It's the volunteers who are centr al to
making these suppor ted accommodation
houses different from what's currently
on offer. Our volunteer s will be matched
with people based on per sonality fit to
ensure those who choose to live with us
are not only receiving the for mal care they
need but also suppor t to lead fulfilled lives .
Passionate about sharing life experiences
and keen to develop a new friendship?
We're keen to hear from anyone who is
considering volunteering. Let this be the
year to give something back to the local
community. Who knows? You could make
a lifelong friend in the process.
For more information on volunteering
with CatholicCare or the new supported
accommodation houses, please P
Disability Service Manager, Brodie Clark,
BRODIE CLARK SUPPORTED ACCOMMODATION
COMES TO MAYFIELD
Brand new purpose-built supported accommodation will
soon be available for 5 people living with disability.
Integrated living Transitional family counselling
CatholicCare strives to make a difference in the lives of those we support. We offer transitional family
counselling to assist with your loved one's move into supported accommodation.
For further information, call Brodie today on 4979 1145.
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