Specialist Services open to new customers

Feb 3, 2022 | News

Cara is now inviting new customers to access the services and expertise of its in-house Specialist Services Team (SST).

The SST works creatively and collaboratively alongside children and adults with disabilities, as well as their support networks, to build independence, confidence and life skills.

“It’s a very exciting time for Specialist Services at Cara,” Cara General Manager, Tracey Pinter said.

“We have grown our team over the last 12 months and now have the capacity to provide intervention to customers who aren’t already receiving services from Cara.

“We hope to support as many people with disabilities in the community as we can in this space, to help them reach goals they may not feel they could otherwise achieve.”

Cara is a registered provider of specialist behaviour support, with the SST able to provide assessments, plans, coaching and strategies to foster behavioural change. The service is personalised and tailored towards the individual needs of each participant, focused on improving quality of life and minimising restrictive practices.

The team is comprised of highly-skilled and experienced Allied Health professionals, with qualifications in disability, psychology and other health-related fields. The team has been deemed suitable to provide specialist behaviour supports under the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

What kinds of things can Specialist Services help me with?
The team can support you through learning to live independently, food preparation and shopping, time management, budgeting, improving your social skills, managing your emotions, understanding relationships and sexuality, plus assisting you through transitional periods like starting school or moving out of home.

How does Specialist Services work?
Once you have been in touch with our team to enquire and arrange the details, we match you with a practitioner with the experience and knowledge to support you in the areas you need. Your practitioner will then meet with you and other important people in your life, to work toward your goals in a practical and engaging way.

How does my NDIS funding cover Specialist Services?
The NDIS recognises Specialist Services under Capacity Building support items including:

  • Improved relationships and,
  • Improved daily living skills.

To find out more about how to access Specialist Services, you can contact the team on 8347 4588 or email us at SSTadmin@cara.org.au. Please note that your existing NDIS plan may or may not cover Specialist Services. Please discuss this with the team when enquiring.

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