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Community Support Scheme

Federal Scheme helping people with disabilities achieve their dreams

All people have mental and emotional needs, dreams, aspirations and challenges.

To help meet these needs and achieve these dreams, Baptist Care SA is providing critical support for individuals with psychosocial needs who are unable to care for themselves.

Through the Community Support Scheme (CSS), people receive weekly support to help meet their social, domestic and personal support needs. These needs are often multiple and complex; but for clients such as Penny*, who has both psychiatric and physical disabilities, the support has been both vital and life changing.

For several months, Penny’s CSS carer Leonie* supported her with her shopping, cleaning and personal care. This allowed Penny to continue to live independently in her community. When it was time for Penny to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), she was relieved and happy to learn that as Baptist Care SA is also an NDIS provider, she could choose to stay with Leonie, who she already knew and trusted. Her transition was absolutely seamless and stress-free.

To help meet the significant need for psychosocial support through the Community Support Scheme, Baptist Care SA is currently recruiting carers with a minimum of Certificate IV in Mental Health. If you are interested in applying or learning more about the program contact Mental Health and Well-being Manager, Ally Ions on 8209 5000.

*not their real names

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