A day for optimism and celebration.

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability. Since 1996, this United Nations observed day aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people living with a disability while also celebrating their achievements and contributions. Each year the UN announces a global theme, providing a specific area of focus for how we can […]

Free like the wind

Fixtures of the South Australian sailing scene, Bob and Deirdre Schahinger have spent the greater part of their lives on the water. They have seen most of Australia from its coastline and travelled the globe to participate in World Championships. With so much passion for the sport, Bob and Deirdre are only too willing to […]

Entrepreneur program supports disability employment and enterprise.

Rapid Enterprise Development (or RED for short) is an organisation dedicated to supporting people living with a disability to gain independence through creating their own business. RED operates according to the social model of disability, which asks us to recognise how our current society has many barriers in place which make it difficult for people living […]

Cooking up some good Ideas

With meal preparation part of her NDIS plan, client Vanessa has been spending every Thursday with Assured Support Worker Bec, cooking up tasty meals for the days ahead. “The aim is to create a menu that’s reasonably balanced, with recipes simple enough that Vanessa can help prepare,” explains Bec. “We want Vanessa to be as […]

Finding a place to call home

For Assured clients Lisa and Cheryl, two individuals who share a remarkably similar journey, the ability to live independently and maintain control over their lives appeared to be slipping away. A chance meeting in hospital, however, opened up unexpected opportunities, giving both women a new lease on life. In 2018, Lisa (then 41) was the […]

Supporting you Outside the home, as well as Inside

Introducing Assured’s Home & Garden Maintenance Services. As we officially come into Winter, the shorter days and cold dreary weather make the idea of getting out into the garden or addressing those nagging home maintenance jobs very unappealing. Fortunately, you’ll no longer have to think about that, as we’re very pleased to announce that Assured […]

Community Support – Not just a job, but a career, and way of life

We love that our Support Workers are ambitious to develop their careers in disability care. Over the Summer break, we asked our staff about their New Year’s Resolutions for 2020. Family, friends and wellbeing were important of course, but so were opportunities to focus on developing career skills, knowledge and experience. Assured Support Worker Nikki […]

Things to do while in COVID-19 lockdown

We’ve been discovering a lot of fun things you can do/places you can go from the comfort of your own couch while in COVID-19 lockdown. Here are some of our favourites. to Dylan Alcott’s new podcast called ListenAble:Listenable Podcast Hang out at the disability youth camp that helped start a political movement on Netflix […]

What’s Your Story?

Getting to know our clients at a deeper level is always rewarding.Client Vicky is proof that behind every person, is a life story and, often, a very interesting one at that. Vicky’s colourful artwork featured in our recent Easter greeting. Behind her artwork, is a life just as colourful. Vicky has travelled and lived abroad, […]

NDIS Plan responds to community concern

Last week’s announcement of the Government’s Plan to improve the NDIS has been welcomed in addressing some of the practical limitations of the system. We were fortunate to attend a conference briefing for disability service providers hosted by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) in Canberra in the lead up to the announcement. NDIS Minister […]