Our Respite

People with disabilities encounter many barriers, which restrict their participation in life. It is vital for the interaction of the individual with the physical and social environment available to them. The primary aim is to identify people with disabilities and provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary for promoting their own independence, equal opportunity, quality of life and longevity.

 

TAG 5 offers a wide range of respite options for people with a disability and can be tailored to the client’s needs. These services include:

 

Daily Activities

This support category relates to assisting with and /or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, included but not limited to, the participant’s own home to enable the primary carer the much needed time off. This can include supporting our clients to attend to daily tasks such as; attend to household chores; develop good hygiene routines; set and maintain routines, enjoying fun activities in their own home. Minimum time frame for this support will require 4 hours.

 

Short Term Accommodation

Offers a short-term emergency placement service for people with disabilities. This service is available for periods of anything from 24 hour period including assistance with daily personal activities, accommodation, food and negotiated activities. Typically, this type of support would be used for short periods up to 14 days at a time. Whilst alternate accommodation is organised by TAG 5, our duty is to work together with the family to maintain the client’s routine as much as possible within our care.

 

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is help with and/or supervision of daily tasks to develop the skills of an individual to live as independently as possible. These are the supports provided to a participant in their home, regardless of property ownership, and can be in a shared or individual arrangement.

Assistance provided to a participant will be included as part of their plan depending on the level of support they require to live independently in the housing option of their choice.

 

Community Access (Social Community, Recreational Activities)

This service provides opportunities for people with a disability to access the community to utilise services such as; banking, library visits, social and/or sporting activities to name a few. Strategies are developed to maintain and increase the network of relationships around each person and to provide a safe and supportive environment. Minimum time frame for this support will require 4 hours.