Disability Services and Finding Disability Accommodation
Are you a woman with a disability who is worried about how you are being treated at home?
If so, you are not alone. This guide is based on the real experiences of women with disabilities. These women told their stories in the hope it would help others to deal with abuse.
This guide helps you to identify the warning signs of abuse by a partner, a family member, a carer, or someone else. It tells you about abuse or domestic or family violence, how it can affect you and what you can do if someone is hurting you. You can find advice from other women with disabilities, and read about their experiences of surviving abuse. Service providers can also get advice on how to support women with disabilities.
Finding a reliable Disability Service Provider
Those with disabilities can find themselves in the difficult situation of struggling with their disability while also having to cope with an abusive relationship. This abuse can be because of a family member, or poor service provider. The key here is to find a provider for disability services that understands your needs and can cater to the individual support you require while providing a supportive environment. Unfortunately those who have had poor experience with support providers in the past may be turned off by finding a new support service. We've compiled a few tips if you're looking to find the right service provider for you.
- Get multiple Quotes
- Meet your carer before you hire
- Be sure to address all of your needs
- Ask if there are options to swap carers if needed
- Check reviews from other customers
Disability Accommodation Services
Although many of those who require support prefer to do so in their own home, often-times the level of care required is better supported to a group home or disability accommodation provider. In this setting patients may find that having multiple supporting staff is of great benefit. Others find that having a community of those in the same position as you is beneficial as you receive peer support as well as carer support. Many disability accommodation providers host a range of group activities to keep patients physically and mentally active, their staff are highly trained, and their management team ensures that everything runs smoothly and you receive the support you need. There are a range of supported accommodation options available; Group homes and shared accommodation, independent living units and live-in carer suites are all options for those looking for permanenet disability accmmodation. Some service providers will custom-fit homes with required equipment before the patient moves in, so that the needs of the patient are accounted for in advance. When looking for a disability accommodation provider you should always check to see that they are an NDIS certified provider. However it's also a good idea to:
- Check reviews for the company
- meet the staff ahead of time
- See how many staff they have per patient
- Check if they have custom home options available
- Check visitation hours
- See what group activies are there.
These are all important considerations for choosing an adequate disability accommodation provider. Essentially accommodation and support should go hand-in-hand. You need to feel safe and secure in your environment, but also with the staff that you have helping you