CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a provider of opportunity for people with a disability, helping them to develop their independent living skills at home and in the community.
We’re an experienced National Disability Insurance Service (NDIS) provider, having helped hundreds of people to achieve their goals through our various disability supports.
Our staff are local, compassionate, capable and exceed in helping people with disability and their network of support to achieve great outcomes. We understand navigating the NDIS can be overwhelming; we pride ourselves on working in partnership with you to deliver our services in a way that suits you best.
To access the CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning NDIS services you must;
- Live in Australia and be;
- An Australian citizen OR
- A permanent resident OR
- Hold a Protected Special Category Visa AND
- Be 65 years of age or under
- Live in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, which incorporates the local government areas of Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Singleton, Cessnock, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens and MidCoast Councils.
- Require support from a person or aid to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent. Call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 if you have any questions or to ask for an access request form.
- Need support now to reduce your support needs in the future. Call the NDIA on 1800 800 110 if you have any questions or to ask for an access request form.
If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, and are yet to obtain an NDIS package, please call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 or visit your nearest Centrelink office (NDIS counter) and request an access request form. Once complete and returned, the NDIS will provide you with a summary of the type of supports you’re funded for. Depending on your circumstances, CatholicCare and/or your Local Area Co-ordinator (independent of CatholicCare) will guide you through accessing your support.
With your personalised NDIS package you may be able to select form the following which we offer;
Co-ordination of Support
- Assistance in co-ordinating your NDIS plan.
Our team can help you maximise the outcomes you are able to achieve through your awarded line items.
- Transition through school and to further education.
This may include supported employment opportunities, helping you to enrol or attend classes.
Improved Daily Living
- Autism assessments
- Functional and cognitive assessments
- Individual counselling
- Assistance with making decisions
- Individual life skill development
- Training for carers/parents
We offer a range of assessments and assisted strategies designed to ensure you are receiving practical and suitable support to live your life to the fullest.
Improved Living Arrangements
- Guidance with activities to assist with obtaining or retaining appropriate
This may include assisting you to identify your living preferences, applying for appropriate housing, making your house a home and maintaining comfortable and secure living. In addition to supporting you to live independently, we also offer Supported Accommodation.
- Behaviour support assistance
- Training in behaviour management strategies
- Development of social skills
Good mental health underpins all aspects of a person’s life including self-worth, forming and maintaining relationships and the ability to succeed in work, study and community settings. Our team of psychologists and positive behavioural support specialists provides individual counselling to enhance and improve self-worth, confidence and self-esteem.
Social and Community Participation/Assistance with Daily Life/Community Access
- Assistance in developing new skills relating to everyday activities
- Engage in community/social or recreational activities within the community
- Individual/small group and centre-based activities.
- Skill development to increase independence. (Paying bills, shopping, attending appointments, support in taking part in activities and public transport training)
- Mentoring/peer support (including but not limited to mental health)
Social and community participation/access is driven by the individual’s unique needs and aspirations. We have helped hundreds of people help to define and achieve their own success, their own way.
Underpinning the delivery of all our services is a genuine desire to help the person we are supporting to achieve their goals. We consult with the individual and his/her support network on a regular basis to ensure choice and control are maintained and desired outcomes are being achieved.
To find out more about how we can assist you to achieve your goals, contact us and we can provide a personalised overview.