Our Vision and Purpose

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Our Vision

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.

Our Purpose

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

Our Values

  • 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.

Our Role

  • 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.

Our Clients

  • 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.

 

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