- Contacts and locations
- A to Z information and resources
- Accommodation services
- Centre for Disability Health
- Continence Resource Centre
Dignity in Care Principles
- Zero tolerance of all forms of abuse - principle 1
- Support with respect - principle 2
- Personalised care - principle 3
- Enable people to maintain independence - principle 4
- Listen to and support people to express their needs and wants - principle 5
- Respect people's privacy - principle 6
- Receive complaints without retribution - principle 7
- Engage with family members and carers - principle 8
- Confidence and positive self-esteem - principle 9
- Alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation - principle 10
- Independent Living Centre
- Publications and resources
Safe work instructions
- Rolling and repositioning a person
- Use of a slide sheet - moving a person side-to-side
- Use of a slide sheet - moving a person up a bed
- Bed to shower trolley transfer
- Use of a ceiling hoist to lift a person from bed to chair
- Use of a portable hoist to lift a person from bed to wheelchair or chair
- Assisting a person to shower using mobile shower chair
- Lie to sit transfer
- Use of a wheelchair
- Repositioning a person in a wheelchair
- Use of a stand lifter
- Performing a stand transfer with a person
- Assisting a person to walk
- Assisting a person from the floor with aid of chairs
- Use of a portable hoist to lift a person from the floor
- Assisting a person into a vehicle
- Assisting a Person to Transit in a Vehicle
Supported Community Accommodation helps people with disability to live as independently as possible.
DHS’s Supported Community Accommodation services currently provide about 40 per cent of disability accommodation services in metropolitan and country South Australia.
Through this service, South Australians with disability have access to a range of accommodation arrangements that reflect their needs and preferences.
The types of accommodation include:
- living alone
- sharing with others
- group homes
- cluster groupings and cluster sites
- high support homes.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards and the daily routine for each house is tailored to the people who live there.
We are one of South Australia’s leading providers of support for people with disability living in individual units, group homes, and cluster accommodation.
Our aim is to provide a personalised, first-class service that empowers South Australians with disability as equal citizens with control and choice over where they want to live, helping them to maximise their potential and opportunities in life.
We focus on quality of life, maximising independence, and personal skills development, and involve residents in decisions about them. We encourage participation in the local community and support the involvement of family and friends.
We’re also committed to maintaining the safety and wellbeing of the people we support.
We provide supported accommodation and lifestyle support to NDIS-eligible people through community-based supported accommodation services.
To be eligible for the NDIS you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident under the age of 65 with a life-long disability that affects how you manage everyday activities (that is, you need help from other people or specialised equipment to do certain things).