Outreach Program

1:1 Respite

Our professional staff provide respite for families and carers. This respite can be provided in the community or at home as a one-off or whenever you need it. We can even support you in your own home overnight if required.

1:1 Outreach

Our outreach service has grown over the last 12 months and we now support people in the areas of Bendigo, Newport and Deer Park.

Support can include travel training, study support, personal care, attending community groups, church, medical appointments, leisure and recreation activities, support to plan and go on holidays, catching up with friends and family as well as access to community events.

Support can be episodic. Or ongoing.

Planning

We will work with you so that all supports are planned and delivered in way which best suits you.

Our Staff

  • This support is provided by one person employed by us but chosen by you.
  • Advocacy support can be provided and we can supply communication aids to assist with all supports.
  • All staff have undergone a National Police Check.
  • All staff have relevant experience and skills.
  • Our staff are recruited for their values and attitude rather than for their qualifications.
  • We do not use agency staff but rather employ staff directly to provide consistency and confidence.

Availability

Services are available to support aged community members, carers, people with acquired injury and people with a disability. Most services are funded through DHS ISP packages, but support can be purchased privately at highly competitive rates.

24 hour support is available.

Contact

If you would like some more information about how the Outreach service can work for you and your parents, carers or family, please contact Jane at D.O. on 0437 318 655 or you can email jane.oleary@d-o.com.au

Beth

Beth receives 1:1 support to attend her local church for regular services. This is something that she feels strongly about and she has a regular maxi taxi booking to help make this possible. I have been supporting Beth in this role for over a year and feel that she benefits from this 1:1 support in a number of ways. Beth is able to interact with members of her local community in a supportive and positive environment. It also allows for time away from house mates and gives her the opportunity to meet new people as well as connect with those she sees regularly at church. Beth also enjoys the music and loves to sing along.

Jon

Jon has 2:1 support for hydro therapy on a Thursday morning at the Gisborne aquatic centre. Jon has a set of physio exercises that need to be completed each week with the assistance of Rebecca and Allan. Jon enjoys socializing with the lifeguards and other members of the community on a weekly basis. Jon loves to show people what he is capable of. His favourite part of hydro therapy is throwing the ball to Cody the lifeguard and getting him “Super soaking wet”.