Currajong Disability Services is an Incorporated Association and a not-for-profit charity.
Currajong Disability Services has evolved from providing special education over twenty years ago, to offering in 2012, Community Living and Respite Services Post School and Learning and Living Skills day programs to people with disabilities who are not currently in the paid work-force. It also delivers a diverse range of Disability and Community Care services including Centre-based and In-home Support Services. Activities are designed to meet the individual needs of all clients which facilitate community involvement, friendship, learning and mutual support. It has adopted person-centred approaches to meeting its mission. Over this time we have developed a reputation as a respected and professional local provider of disability and community services in the Parkes, Forbes and Condoblin Local government areas.
In 2002-2003, we amalgamated with Westview Group Homes Inc and accepted the auspice of a Flexible Respite Service from Cowra. We set-up and provided Outreach services to Condoblin and Lake Cargelligo. We also obtained additional funding for Centre-based Day Programs.
The majority of clientele range in age from 18-65. Some services include younger people with a disability. Our primary target group is people with an intellectual disability with moderate to high support needs.
Our work-force has significantly increased from a handful of dedicated staff to over thirty-five professionally trained and qualified staff in Management, Coordination and Direct-Care work. We involve volunteers with Currajong Disability Services through membership of our Board of Management. The Board is responsible for governance and promotion of our association in accordance with its Constitution.
Funding is received from Aging Disability and Home Care, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services to deliver Learning and Living Skills Day Programs and Respite and Residential Services in the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Local Government areas. This funding is supplemented by client contributions and community donations.
Our organisation is proud of its achievements in offering high quality individualised programs and support services designed to sustain and enhance the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities. We are committed to maintaining our local identity with local community ‘roots’ delivering community services directly to people living in our local communities.