Cara’s long term Supported Accommodation services offer a home where people with a disability can live with dignity, independence and social opportunities, while trained staff provide support to meet individuals’ needs and preferences. These homes are located throughout Adelaide’s suburbs as well as at Mount Barker, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Port Pirie.
Overnight supported Adult Respite accommodation for up to four adults in in a suburban house gives people with a disability and families a well-deserved break. Or 18-40 year olds can enjoy a weekend away with their peers on a Youth Getaway trip.
A key focus is ensuring people with a disability take an active part in home and community life. Our structured person-centred approach encourages people with disabilities to achieve meaningful activities and relationships. In practice, this means people with a disability can be supported - through coaching, physical support and appropriate equipment - to perform small household chores in their own homes, such as vacuuming, watering the garden, or preparing meals.
Skills Enhancement Services (SES)
We believe giving people with a disability the skills to increase their independence and participation is very important. In addition, the SES team also ensures that Cara staff members are well trained to provide a supportive environment that encourages this happen.
This is one of Cara’s means to hear feedback and advice about Cara services, policies, quality systems and broader issues directly from people with disabilities who use our services. The Council meets on a regular basis.