UnitingCare Disability

The Uniting Church NSW and ACT Synod's approach to all disability services is to support:disability_services

  • a focus on people with disabilities as individuals
  • care for the socio-economically disadvantaged
  • enhanced choice for people with disabilities
  • respect for the rights of people with disabilities
  • partnerships between community organizations, government agencies and socially-concerned private firms

Services include assistance with daily living skills for people with disabilities, respite care to support the family/carers of people with disabilities, linking people with psychiatric and other disabilities who live in boarding houses back into community life, supported employment, supported accommodation for people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and other disabilities.

Programs which aim to develop social and pre employment skills for young school leavers who have an intellectual disability are provided in congregation based services such as UnitingCare Lithgow Disability Services and Ella Community Centre as well as Wesley Disability Support Services and UnitingCare Supported Living. Such programs are invaluable in helping service users to make the transition to adult life within their community.