Respite care for people with disabilities, social support services, community participation, supported accommodation housing, day program and living skills program Based on the NSW Far South Coast, Connections Plus offer Care Services, Community Participation Programs and Social Programs to meet the needs of individuals with a disability and their families. Connections Plus are a registered NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) service provider - the new way of providing disability support.
Connections Plus offer the various care options, programs and services below:
Persons with a disability are cared for in a group setting through the day, on a regular basis, with assigned care workers. Care is provided in wheelchair accessible properties. This program is tailored to individual objectives and care needs, and includes many outings and community based activities.
Based out of our Holiday House this program offers 24hr respite for carers. The care recipient will be cared for in the house, as well as being involved in outings and social events appropriate to the individual. Social care events are often planned to tie in with other events happening in the community such as music events, festivals or other entertainment to vary the social experiences of the individual in care.
Children and adults with high support needs are cared for by our qualified carers in a variety of settings, both in-home and out-of-home, dependent on their needs. As everyone is unique, care is determined on an individual basis, assuring everyone receives precisely the care they require.
Our Day Program is currently delivered from a Tura Beach base, with an Eden location starting soon.
Leisure & Recreation Activities
Utilising the fabulous local area of the Bega Valley Shire, this service offers outings to the beaches at Merimbula, Tura Beach, Pambula and Eden, lots of fun up at Merimbula's Magic Mountain, as well as games of mini golf, ten pin bowling, bingo and visits to Pambula swimming pool. This service is also planned to tie in with other events happening in the community such as music events, festivals or other recreational activities.
Living Skills Training
Participants in this program gain hands on experience in undertaking everyday living skills, including meal planning, cooking, shopping, bill payments, money management, budgeting, domestic duties, time planning, socialising and personal hygiene.
This service allows peace of mind for families and carers of people with disabilities, by providing back-up services in times of emergencies. We offer assistance to people with disabilities when their primary carer is unable to provide their normal support due to unforeseen illness or health issues, yielding invaluable reassurance and support to carers.
Care we provide is often brokered from Government departments and other service providers both within the shire and interstate. These can be for a range of situations, whether it be home care, emergency care, or out of area clients wanting a coastal supported holiday break.
Our service is not limited to care for people with a disability. Individuals or family members can contact us to organise a care worker, whether it be for home assistance, short or long respite breaks, palliative care or aged care assistance. We have a variety of care workers with a range of qualifications and experience available to provide care.
Supported Disability Accommodation
Connections Plus has a choice of ‘Supported Disability Accommodation’ options in Merimbula and NEW in Bega, a perfect alternative for people who have accommodation in their NDIS plan. Both properties are fully wheelchair accessible, which of course includes the bathrooms; are also equipped with all modern amenities to make stays a pleasant experience. Air-conditioning, ramps, lifters, slings, wheelchairs, hospital beds and fully disability trained personnel ensure the best care possible. Call us on 02 6495 3797 to discuss your needs and to make an appointment to visit our homes.
24/7 Phone: 0427 953 794
Backup 24/7 Phone: 0427 953 795