We exist to support and to assist older, vulnerable and people living with disability in South Australia to achieve better opportunities through self-advocacy, services and support to live their lives as they choose.
To provide inclusive, timely and enabling self-advocacy, services and programs to older, vulnerable people and people living with disability, their family, friends and carers to:
- Build confidence and capability to manage their daily lives and as far as possible to live independent, socially connected, fulfilled lives.
- Access their community through supporting and advocating for the person to fully participate in decision making and working together with other professionals and services.
- Meet individual needs of social connection, health, housing, accommodation and daily living.
- Increase wellness and reablement capacity in individuals and support organisations to deliver services through this approach
- Support relief of illness, infirmity, poverty and social disadvantage
- We recognise the rights to individual freedom of expression, self-determination and decision making
- We are flexible and responsive to emerging community needs and vulnerability
- We relieve distress and build capability for individuals to self-manage their lives
- We are volunteer friendly emphasising the importance of peer based support where possible as a way of building sustainable capacity and confidence
- We seek regular feedback to inform individual and organisation wide service reviews and improvement.
- With a focus on wellness and reablement we seek to build capacity in people to address their own challenges and needs.
- We are an independent organisation that translates complex service systems to a wide variety of people, promoting self-advocacy to access support including building individual capability.
- We are the point of call when people don’t know where to start and provide support to vulnerable groups as they transverse many government systems whilst providing opportunities to build capabilities. .
- We recognise that throughout life some people move in and out of states of vulnerability.
- We advocate effectively for services at a systemic and individual level.
- People living with disability and older people seeking to live independently and be in control of their lives
- Frail and ageing people and their families and carers needing to access aged care services, respite care, social support and to maintain independence and control in their lives
- Socially isolated and vulnerable people, through their life experiences of institutional care, racism, sexual and gender identity or socio economic disadvantage who are experiencing emotional and mental anguish.
- New arrivals or long term unemployed people who reside in South Australia who are socially isolated and for whom volunteering is a pathway to employment.
- Vulnerable job seekers seeking assistance with retraining and maintaining wellbeing in times of stress.
- People seeking to improve or learn digital literacy skills.