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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support

Supporting our Local Indigenous Community

At abbaCare, we genuinely understand and assist in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander supports, families and communities to be involved and able to access the information, support and funding available via the NDIS network. As of March 2016, nearly 30,000 people with disabilities were participating in NDIS trial sites, around 5% of them Indigenous however it is reported that 45% of Indigenous Australians aged 15 years and over said they had experienced a disability, and nearly 8% needed assistance with core activities (such as self-care or mobility) some or all of the time.

The underlying problem with the limited inclusion numbers is access to and availability of information. abbaCare staff members participate in cultural competency training so that we can work productively and respectfully alongside Indigenous people assisting with the initial enquiry and all processes required to fully access the system and all of the assistance and support required.

We have employed Indigenous staff members, and we continue to work with and value the guidance and advice from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

When working with Indigenous people, we proactively work with the individual and their whole family and provide support & encouragement that is aimed at empowering and building their capacity to engage with service providers.

We promote activities offering individual sessions with an Indigenous liaison worker.

We work with individuals, families, communities and mainstream services to promote  access to services and inclusion for people with disability from indigenous backgrounds.

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Our Core Values


Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Empathy

Our Vision and Values


  • We care for, respect and protect our participants
  • We speak up for our participants and our sector and show courage on their behalf
  • We listen and respond to our participants
  • We are positive and strive for the best outcomes for our participants
  • We continue to learn and evolve and strive to continuously improve our services
  • We are accountable and take ownership of what we do and how we do it
  • We build trust by demonstrating our values

abbaCare is an organisation that has family values as a service delivery model. At abbaCare we work in partnership with participants, carers and families at large. Our mission is to promote Independence, Hope & Laughter.

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Townsville Contact Details

(07) 4430 9300: TSV

3/420 Bayswater Road Garbut
Townsville, QLD 4814

Cairns Contact Details

(07) 4031 9651: CNS

122A Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870
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