Sensing Parkinson’s

Leah Beauchamp is a PhD candidate in the Barnham Laboratory of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and has spent the last 7 years researching olfactory loss in early Parkinson’s disease. Having lost a grandfather to Alzheimer’s, Leah decided to pursue a career in neuroscience. Early in her career she become involved in studies exploring […]

NDIS Participant Service Charter and Improvement Plan

The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) has invested in listening to the feedback of participants, their families, carers, service providers and other members of the disability community in seeking to improve the operation of the NDIS. The recent release of the new NDIS Participant Service Charter, including Participant Service Guarantee, and Participant Service Improvement Plan […]

Bridging the gap during COVID-19

Coronavirus is affecting us all, and there are people in our community who are especially vulnerable. That hasn’t stopped Assured Home Care clients like Carol, however, from discovering new ways to continue to socialise and enjoy ‘normal’ activities. For Carol, the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious concern. Having previously suffered a stroke that left her […]

Life Experience an Asset in Community Services

An ability to relate to people of all ages, abilities and walks of life is an essential skill for a Support Worker. In our experience, mature workers have much to contribute in this respect, often having the life experience and emotional intelligence to connect well with our clients. Undertaking new study or changing career paths […]

Greater flexibility for Participants in use of NDIS Transport funds

Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert, announced at the beginning of February important changes that will provide greater flexibility and choice in using approved Plan funds for transport. The changes mean that, from the 1st March, NDIS Participants will be able to use their core support funding more flexibly to claim costs of transport to […]

What did your Summer Holidays look like?

Lazing poolside, fishing down the river, eating too much and general over-indulging…yes, but… it’s also been a great time to get into the spirit of giving! Our Director, Michael de Jong, spent some of his holiday time supporting indigenous communities around the Eyre Peninsula region. Michael has an enduring love of the Eyre Peninsula and […]

Nev’s Snorkellers dive deep for charity at the Mighty Swim for MS!

Assured Home Care client, Nevin, and his team of fellow ‘snorkellers’ certainly raised the bar with their record-breaking relay and fundraising efforts at this year’s MS Mighty Swim. A popular annual event since 2006, the MS Mighty Swim is an amateur relay race, with teams of up to 30 people swimming continuously over a 24-hour […]