01 Apr
Update on our disability supports

Update on our disability supports

Employment supports

We are continuing to provide employment support services to our Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) employees. Our increased preventative measures include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Strict no physical contact rules
  • Daily health check-in’s upon arrival
  • Additional hygiene and sanitation practices

No visitor is permitted on site and all individuals considered a ‘higher risk’ are on leave.

Many of our employees and their families have elected for employees to stay at home and they are therefore on leave. This has reduced the numbers of individuals on site at any given time, easily ensuring the 4m square rule and thereby reducing the level of risk. 

Whilst employees are on a period of leave, we are developing alternative support solutions so that we can continue to support them with virtual and online options. This allows them to stay at home and maintain an important social connection, as well as continue building communication and work skills. We will be in touch with our employees and their carers about this very soon.

Individuals engaged in customised employment supports are continuing with their program. One-on-one employment supports are now available in various businesses, following all hygiene protocols and social distancing rules.

Thanks again for your support. Many of our commercial customers remain in operation and production levels have not been significantly impacted. This means the work is available for employees who remain at work, and we will continue to provide support, where we can continue to do so safely.

Community supports

We have significantly adjusted our community supports service delivery model to adhere to the Government’s rules around social distancing.

Many individuals and families have elected to suspend supports to stay at home. Meanwhile others are being supported through online support sessions, or with one-one-one support with their support worker to exercise outdoors or take a walk or hike.

Our staff have undertaken COVID-19 cross infection training and are required to follow the social distancing requirements of 1.5m and no physical contact. Other precautions have been implemented for our staff when visiting homes, and we have been in contact with all of our families to discuss support options.

We ask that our individuals and their families keep in regular contact with us in regards to any other contacts people may have had outside of the home, such as with other service providers.

We’re here to help and will provide regular updates on any changes as they come. If you’d like to discuss this further, get in touch with our response team today.