Fostering Children with Disabilities| Key Assets Australia

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Key Assets WA strives to continually improve outcomes for children and young people with disabilities. We are driven by our vision to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of children, young people, young adults and their families.

We have a strong family focus, sound knowledge and expertise in working with children and young people.

HOW WE WORK

Key Assets provides high quality service to individuals and their families directed by person-centred goal planning and delivered through Specialist Staff such as Social Workers, Ability Carers and trained Support Workers.  Your Social Worker helps you develop your goal plan and identify what supports you may need to live a good life. Together, we work as a team, creating an action plan that explains how we will support you in achieving your goals.  Key Assets is NDIS approved.

HOW WE DO THIS – ABILITY CARE

Key Assets Ability Carers can be a family, a couple or a single person.  Ability Carers assist young people to navigate the pathways to independence and adulthood (Transition Program).  They provide accommodation and short-breaks to young people with a disability in a homely environment. This is achieved through a well-thought-out matching process with a young person and potential Ability Carers. Where required, biological family can be involved in building and supporting the service.

The Transition Program helps young people with a disability to get ready for independent living.  Young people 16 years and over can access the program and be supported in learning skills in cooking, budgeting, vocational and career building opportunities, developing and building social networks, transport training, fostering self-esteem and self-determination and increasing community participation.  Other supports offered are short-breaks and camps, family contact support, vocational support and steps to employment support.

Individual and family goal planning and review

We help young people evidence their outcomes through person-centred goal planning which is reviewed annually. This process involves assisting the individual to identify thier goals and encourages participation from the persons natural support networks.

Young People Leaving Care

We offer services to young people and adults and are ideally placed to offer a home to young people with disability as they transition out of the CEO’s care and into adulthood.

ABILITY CARER

If you think you can Provide:

  • Accommodation
  • Community Support
  • A safe and nurturing home environment
  • Assistance with personal care needs

Promote:

  • Community participation
  • A valued role in the community
  • Skill development;
  • Advocacy
  • Independence
  • Skills for adulthood (build YP into young adults)
  • Choice and Control

To find out more about how to become an Ability Carer with Key Assets, or to register your interest in fostering, call us today on 1800 932 273 or enquire online.

Support Services for Children and Young People with Disabilities

This service is available when a child/young person/young adult lives:

  • in an Ability Care Arrangement with Key Assets
  • in a foster care placement with Key Assets
  • at home with their family
  • in a living arrangement with another agency
  • independently in the community

We focus on matching Support Workers skills and attributes to the individual to ensure their support approach will achieve the child or young person’s aspirations, and the agreed outcomes.

Our support services may include:

  • Support to young people to learn skills for independent living:  life and work skills; leisure and recreation; connection to community. To enable independent living for example by obtaining suitable housing, employment, education or vocational work, keeping fit and healthy.
  • Support to identify opportunities, and participate in recreational and community activities.
  • Mentoring support:  guiding and encouraging children and young people to develop confidence, self-esteem and social skills.
  • Support to engage in a formal learning setting, e.g. community based courses and training, such as TAFE courses, music lessons etc.
  • Assistance with personal care and with domestic tasks

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