Community Access Services offer an alternative to open or supported employment. This may involve spending time in a group or individual activities at one of our sites or in the community.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance offers Community Access Services (CAS) to people living with a disability who are currently receiving or eligible to receive one of the following packages from the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC).
- Community Participation
- Life Choices
- Active Aging
Our program supports you to participate in a variety of activities and helps you to develop your life skills, interests and health and wellbeing. This could include painting, photography, yoga, therapy and further education – it’s up to you!
We can support you with:
- Ongoing education at TAFE, your local community college and university
- Trips and holidays
- Physical wellbeing
- Sports programs
- Therapy supports, hydroptherapy, gym and sport programs, massage and yoga
- Visiting friends and going to sporting events and concerts
- Planning and goal setting
We work with you to develop and plan a program that is right for you and based on your unique skills, interests and needs. You may wish to choose to be involved in your local community with a group or on a more individualised, one on one basis.
How involved you wish to be in the planning, management and coordination of your program is up to you. We have options for those who wish to entirely self-manage their program, budgets and staffing, to those who would rather have support in these areas.
- Allambie Heights (focuses on Boccia)
- Manly Warringah
- St Ives (focuses on drama)
- Wallsend (Newcastle)
To find out more or to book an appointment give us a call on 1300 888 378.
Self managed / individualised
The Self Managed/Individualised Programs are a great option if you are looking to have full choice and control over your program and finances. You will be the driver in the planning and coordination of both your program and the staff you choose to work with. You still may wish to attend a CAS for a particular program or activity with or without your own carer if you are on this program.
How can I move to a self-managed packaged?
Under Ready Together you can seek interest in individualised funding packages from ADHC called “Living My Life My Way” framework. This Framework gives people choice and control over their supports and individualised funding arrangements. Ready Together implements the Living Life My Way framework, following extensive consultations with people with disability, their families and carers, to expand individualised support and provide people with more flexibility and control.
Ready Together implements the Living Life My Way framework, giving people choice and control over their supports and individualised funding arrangements.
Supports will also be expanded and targeted to people at significant life stages and transition points, and at specific client groups. New clients will have more choice and flexibility over how they meet their goals, including options to combine supports and work with a support planner.