Seniors and Disability Services

Our Lifestyle programs offer community services for seniors and people living with a disability.

Communities@Work Seniors

Communities@Work Seniors Programs

Our Seniors, Disability, Transport and Support Coordination Services

In an environment characterised by trust and respect, we deliver community support to seniors and people living with a disability to enhance independence, social inclusion and well-being. We provide support with life skills, as well as social and recreational opportunities.

Our clients and their needs are at the centre of everything that we do. Our service environment promotes equity and respect for all people. Our aim is to support all clients with services that meet their individual needs and empower them to pursue their own goals, rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

Whether it’s our seniors, disability, transport or support coordination services, we listen to the client needs and look into how we can meet them. If we don’t have the capacity, we draw on our network to find the right service provider for our client. And when circumstances change, we change with them.

Please refer to the respective service page for more information.


Programs for Seniors

Whether you are looking for social and recreational programs or in-home care and support for independent living, our seniors’ team can help you.

Find out more on our Programs for Seniors page.

Disability Services

We offer a range of services and day programs for people with a disability, including children, teens, young adults and adults, with a focus on independent skill-building.

Find out more on our Disability Services page.

Transport

We provide assisted transport services to support people with reduced mobility in accessing the community.

Find out more on our Transport page.

Support Coordination

We offer NDIS Support Coordination services as well as Assessment and Care Coordination through the Community Assistance Support Program (CASP). 

Find out more on our Support Coordination page.

Communities@Work Disability Programs

Communities@Work Disability Programs

Our Impact: Empowering Achievements

With the help of his Life Skill Educator and the team, along with his Communities@Work Support Coordinator, Jarrad was persistent and worked hard for 12 months on learning the ACT road rules so that he could get his driver’s license and gain more independence.  While he didn’t pass his first test (as many teenagers don’t) he was determined not to give up. With the team’s encouragement and with the Mitchell Road Ready trainer’s creative thinking and support, Jarrad re-sat his exam using a paper copy and passed with flying colours, absolutely delighted by his achievement.

Jarrad shared his story with his peers in the program and his success and enthusiasm encouraged others to begin the same journey. “It doesn’t matter if you have a disability or not”, said Jarrad. “As long as you never give up and keep going and don’t let anything stop you, you can reach your goals. One step at a time. Anyone can do it”.

Our Impact: Widening paths to friends

When Noel’s wife passed away in 2015, he relied on his daily coffee catchups with friends to stay socially active.  However, when his health declined, he was no longer able to drive and became socially isolated.

Noel turned to Communities@Work to help him get to his local shopping centre three times a week and resume his regular activities. However, his declining mobility meant he had difficulty walking along his narrow driveway to get to the transport cars, so we worked with Noel and his family to arrange to have the driveway access widened.

Noel can now easily reach our cars and uses our service every weekday to once more enjoy his daily coffee catchups with friends. He no longer feels socially isolated and has built a wonderful rapport with all his drivers, with whom he enjoys sharing his stories of the past.

Our Impact: Hear it from our Clients

“I like everything that is being done as it’s helping us to stay in contact with the group. It makes you still feel part of a group and you get that lovely feeling of companionship and just being ourselves. I think it has been a saving grace because we are all in our separate homes during this COVID-19 pandemic.” – Georgie, client for our seniors’ programs

“Weekly calls have made me feel I have not been forgotten and that one day we are going to get back to our normal social activities. I love getting the newsletter too – it makes you feel you are still connected.” – Jean D, client for our seniors’ programs

“Thank you to all of you who have been so helpful and considerate and pleasant as ‘car-companions’. Over the years you have carried me safely and promptly and always on time, no matter what the difficulties with traffic and distance.” Petunia Carter, client for our transport services

“Jed had a wonderful time but the best part was meeting all the wonderful and competent people who were running this program. They were all so helpful, positive, welcoming and capable which made me so grateful that Jed was given the positive opportunity to be a part of it all.” Parent of client for our disability programs (Malkara school holiday program) 

“We should like to say how much we appreciate your fantastic transport service. To us you are a lifeline. Thank you to all the drivers – their kindness and courtesy is wonderful.” Louise and Charles Samuel, clients for our transport services

“Special shout out to your staff for your professional and timely responses during a very difficult year. Eme found the shutdown (isolation) particularly difficult. Thank you so much for being there for us and supporting us during 2020. I can’t believe how quick the year has gone and how well all of you managed and adapted to the changed circumstances.” -Rhonda, parent of client for our disability program 

 

Funding Options

Our programs are either subsidised or fully funded by the Commonwealth and state and territory governments, usually under one of the following schemes – My Aged Care, Community Assistance and Support Program (CASP), and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

We can also provide services for those not eligible for subsidised or funded supports under fee-for-service arrangements (information can be provided at the time of service engagement).

Please visit the respective service page using the links above, or in the sidebar menu, for details.

Contact Us

The best way to reach out to us for support is by filling our Get in Touch form here. 

You can also call us on 02 6293 6500. 

GET IN TOUCH

Our Locations

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Communities@Work Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

Communities@Work Gungahlin

Gungahlin Community Centre, 47 Ernest Cavanagh Street, GUNGAHLIN ACT, 2912

Communities@Work Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Community Centre, 245 Cowlishaw Street, GREENWAY ACT, 2900

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