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Granville centre congratulated for NDIS outcome

16 February 2016 Media releases


John Ajaka MP Wesley LifeSkills

Left to right: Wesley LifeSkills client Nariman Abdallah, The Minister for Disability Services, the Hon John Ajaka, Wesley LifeSkills client Phillip Pogossoz and Wesley Mission CEO the Rev Dr Keith Garner.

Minister for Disability Services, the Hon John Ajaka, recently visited Wesley Mission’s LifeSkills Centre recently to meet with clients and congratulate staff after Wesley LifeSkills gained 100 per cent compliance against the National Disability standards in order to provide NDIS services.

Wesley LifeSkills Granville provides services to 19 people with a disability, Transition to Work, life skills building and community. Participation, including community access, and social and recreational programs are provided, including:

  • Daily living skills
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Swimming
  • Active ability fitness program
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music therapy
  • Computer skills
  • Dance therapy
  • Numeracy, literacy, vocational-educational training at Granville TAFE.

The centre operates five days a week Monday to Friday from 8:00pm to 4:00pm, clients attend from 3 – 5 days depending on their level of funding and is wheelchair accessible, has a vegetable garden, sensory room and two vehicles.

All clients have an annual individual planning meeting which family are invited to attend where individual goals and programs developed.

To achieve the accreditation policies and procedures were reviewed against the National Disabilities standards and a comprehensive and rigorous audit of Wesley Disability
Services sites.

“Wesley Disability Services has not only met the new NDIS standards but surpassed them,” the CEO of Wesley Mission the Rev Dr Keith Garner said. “This is a great team effort.

“This outcome means we can now assist people with a disability or the families and carers of someone with a disability with a suite of services.

“Disability can affect anyone - having appropriate and specific support makes a big difference,” Dr Garner said. Clients develop their own aspirations and goals for the program.

“For people with disability, their families and carers the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can’t come fast enough. They will finally be have greater choice and
control over their own lives,” Mr Ajaka said.

“Under the NDIS, organisations like Wesley Disability Services will deliver high quality services that will allow people with disability reach for and realise their dreams.”