An Introduction to Cara
We are a charity working in partnership with people living with a disability, their families and the community to create a better life.
People with a disability deserve the same opportunities we all want; to make new friendships, learn new skills and experience new environments.
Our philosophy is simple, we assist people in their daily lives with support to live at home, to take a break, to get out and have fun, to learn and to grow.
We have a long and proud history of over 60 years providing support for hundreds of South Australian children, young people and adults with a disability and their families.
Accommodation and Respite
We operate 365 days a year, providing much needed supported accommodation in community houses, children’s and adult respite services and in-home attendant care support.
Our support services enable people with a disability to live independently in the community in a home of their own.
Our respite services offer children and adults, their families and carers the vital opportunities to take a break and relax from the demands of fulltime caring.
Independence & Participation
Our experienced skills enhancement services team helps people to learn or maintain new skills that will increase their independence and participation at home or in the community.
People with a disability are entitled to receive the level of care, dignity, respect and safety we all expect. Cara works hard to ensure this happens in practice through policies, strict compliance with government standards as well as the development of internal charters.
Through your support, and that of parents, carers, our staff, volunteers, supporters, businesses, the community and key government organisations, we can all help make a significant difference to the lives of people with a disability.