NDIS support changes everything for the Mockler family

Four years ago, life looked very different for the Mockler household. Without support via the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) they were managing, but only just.

Making the world better and fairer for those living with disability #IDPWD23

1 in 6 Australians are living with a disability - that’s 4.4 million people. Disability can be related to genetic disorders, illnesses, accidents, ageing, injuries or a combination of these factors. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of people for whom their main form of disability is mental or behavioural.  

Clients with disability supported to speak up

Every Friday, Nicola leaves work smiling. After developing the mindfulness and movement program in 2020, her goal was to fill the gap in mental health support for people living with a disability.

Living independently and kicking goals at Woods Cottage

When you first set foot into Woods Cottage – whoever you are – you are treated like an old friend. Part of CatholicCare’s Supported Independent Living Program, Woods Cottage provides individualised, in-home support to adults living with a disability. Alison, Susie, Jo, and Kay reside at Woods Cottage, and they couldn’t be prouder of their home.

Seeking innovative solutions on #IDPWD 2022

1 in 6 Australians are living with a disability - that’s 4.4 million people. Disability can be related to genetic disorders, illnesses, accidents, ageing, injuries or a combination of these factors.

Gaining independence and flourishing with our Supported Independent Living homes

For adults living with disability, it can be a challenge to gain independence while still receiving the support needed to flourish in life. That’s where Supported Independent Living can provide a solution.

How our workers ‘win’ supporting those living with disability

As Julian’s university friends were boarding planes to create change on the other side of the world, Julian had an epiphany. He had a few different jobs during his uni years, but it was his taste of the disability sector that stopped him in his tracks.

Dance opens the door for people living with disability

‘Dance is my life’, is the mantra of CatholicCare Disability Futures participant, Kayla Donaldson. For Kayla, dance has been a pathway to expression and recognition.

Olivia thrives in her foster care placement

Olivia was three years old when she came into our care. She was severely developmentally delayed, couldn’t walk and screamed all through the night.

Celebrating our differences on #IDPWD 2021

More than 4 million Australians — roughly 18 per cent of the population — are living with a disability. Of those, 7.4 per cent are children aged newborn to 14 years.

It’s Social Inclusion Week – what’s that all about?

Social Inclusion Week takes place from 20 - 28 November 2021. CatholicCare provides services for a broad spectrum of people who might otherwise find themselves isolated from the community.

My name is Andrew, buffalo is my nickname

Andrew Italiano likes to keep busy and thanks to his long-standing involvement with CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay’s Disability Futures program that’s no problem. Depending on the day of the week you might find him painting, cooking, working as a barista, sorting fruit and vegetables for the needy, swimming or playing tennis.