Waminda Disability Services

Opening doors and creating futures for people with disabilities

Waminda Disability Services

Opening doors and creating futures for people with disabilities

Our Mission
To support and enrich the lives of people who live with a disability, as well as their carers, families and the wider community through specialised care, flexible programs and a choice of services.  We support our clients to reach their full potential by allowing them to pursue their interests and dreams without discrimination or segregation from the community life they deserve
Image of client enjoying the cooking program at Waminda
Waminda’s cooking program

About Us

As a community owned disability support organisation with specialised staff and excellent facilities, we take pride in our connection to Dalby and the surrounding region.  Our Head Office at 19 Patrick Street in Dalby provides disability services to clients throughout the Western Downs region.

At Waminda, our clients come first and have done for nearly 40 years.  We are committed to outstanding service and excellent facilities, now and into the future.

Dignity and respect are at the core of our values and we would like to welcome you to Waminda.  Click on the following links to learn more about our services.

Services

Supported Living, Housing and Respite

Through Waminda’s accommodation services people with a disability can gain access to a stable, supported environment that fosters independence. 

Our Respite Care provides support when you need it! Our aim is to provide comfortable, enjoyable and stimulating respite.

We provide day respite, overnight respite and in home respite.

Our Programs and Activities

In an ever changing world, it is important to have stability and support you can trust.

With almost 40 years experience, Waminda offers you a long term commitment in the face of huge changes in the way services are delivered and the uncertainty this can bring to those needing care.

Our goal is for you to live a full and happy life by being responsive to your needs and offering flexibility and assistance in creating your life your way.

Social Enterprise

Over the past year, we have established and grown our Social Enterprise division, which has become an exciting and vital part of our organisation. We have our own range of enterprise contracts and employment opportunities right here at Waminda, with ongoing projects and new ideas all the time.

Waminda offers a range of options including paper shredding, yard maintenance and rag making, with expansion into manual arts and horticulture all within the Waminda precinct supported by our specialty staff.

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the new national system people with a disability can use to access the services they need. Central to this system are the ideals of choice and control; this is reflected in the funding model which allows people with a disability to engage service providers of choice under an NDIS plan.

The NDIS is overseen by the National Disability Insurance Agency, which is the Commonwealth Statutory Authority for the sector. To find out how Waminda can benefit you under the new scheme, click the link below.

Since the NDIS was rolled out across the Western Downs in January 2017, the variety of options available to people with a disability has grown enormously. All ‘reasonable and necessary’ support is covered under the new model, with the aim of allowing people to live a full and normal life.

Waminda is NDIS registered to deliver 14 distinct forms of support. Support provision is determined by the programs and activities that you are approved for in your individual plan. See our list of activities and support programs below:

  • Accommodation/tenancy
  • Specialised Disability Accommodation.
  • Plan Management
  • Support Coordination
  • Assist Personal Activities
  • Assist-Travel/Transport
  • Daily Tasks/Shared Living
  • Community Participation
  • Development of life skills
  • Early childhood Supports
  • Household Tasks
  • Assistance with Animals
  • Group/Centre Activities
  • Specialist Support
  • Assist-Life Stage Transition

For more information, check out the NDIS website here.

Support Co-ordination

Support Co-ordination is NDIS funding that is provided to support participants to make the most of their NDIS approval. NDIS participants work with Support Coordinators to determine how their funds will be spent and to find the providers that best meet individual need. The NDIS identifies the following three distinct tiers of support coordination:

  • Support connection – is short-term assistance to source services and providers
  • Coordination of supports – is a capacity building support that allows you to connect with and manage a range of supports. Unlike support connection, Co-ordination of supports is not time limited and is available throughout the duration of your plan.
  • Specialist support coordination – is a specialist support service for more complex situations.

Plan Management

The NDIS offers a range of options of how your individual plan can be managed. Using a registered Plan Manager allows you to pass the responsibility of the financial and administrative control onto someone else, whilst still retaining the choice of service providers. Should you be seeking someone to manage your NDIS plan, why not give Waminda a call?

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Contact Us

19 Patrick Street, Dalby, Queensland
services@wamindaservices.org.au
accounts@wamindaservices.org.au
Phone: (07) 4662-1434