Challenge Community Services – Industry Focus

Challenge Community Services has provided innovative and people-focused services to New South Wales and some Queensland communities for more than six decades.

The organisation offers disability services, foster care, allied health and business services to regional and metropolitan communities in NSW and Brisbane.

Challenge Community Services cares about enriching every interaction, no matter how big or small, to make a positive difference in the lives of all members of the community.

All members of the team do this because they are passionate about realising the potential of all people who they support.

Here’s a closer look at the disability services they offer:

Independent Living

Challenge provides Supported Independent Living and Specialist Disability Accommodation, as well as assistance with daily living (or drop-in support), including medium and short term accommodation supports (respite).

When participants join in day programs, the team can also help them with important life skills like cooking, learning how to use a computer or getting a job.

If clients simply want to relax, have fun and make new friends, they can attend one of Challenge’s many activities or events.

We also provide Supported Employment within our Business Services in Tamworth, Muswellbrook and Narrabri.

The company’s services are supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Disability support locations can be found in the Hunter, Wollongong, Sydney, Central West, Mid North Coast, Far West and New England regions of New South Wales as well as South East Queensland.

Understand The NDIS

NDIS staff at Challenge Community Services can help you talk through your goals and any special needs with you and your support person.

NDIS will then create a plan that could include training, skill building and leisure activities, and may include modifications to your home to help you get around more easily.

You will also be able to choose from a wide range of services and take part more fully in your community.

Challenge Community Services is a registered NDIS provider. This means the support you receive from us is covered by your NDIS plan and is at no cost to you.

Assistance with Daily Life

NDIS assistance with daily life provides assistance or supervision of personal tasks during day-to-day life that enables the participant to live as independently as possible.

This support is provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including your own home.

A Challenge Disability Services team member will visit you in your home for several hours each week, depending on how much support you need.

Qualified and friendly staff can help you with:

  • Assistance to help you live in a home independently with support to do daily living activities such as cooking your favourite meal, simple cleaning skills to keep yourself organised, you might like a vegetable garden, there are many aspects of the way we can support you.
  • Assistance with personal activities such as personal hygiene, medication administration prompts and reminders to work with you keep you in good health.
  • Making new friends and developing social skills to build new relationships.
  • Learning how to stay safe at home with as much or as little support for your needs.
  • Assisting with developing individual skills and completing goals.
  • Assistance with setting goals around budgeting.
  • Travel training skills so you can travel independently and feel confident doing so, or transportation support if required.

Disability Day Programs

Finding it difficult to participate in social activities and stay connected to friends and family? Do you want to get out and about, stay healthy and make new friends?

Our Disability Day Programs are hubs where programs and activities are specifically designed for people with disability to learn practical life skills while building on confidence and social skills in an encouraging, supportive environment.

At our hubs you can learn something new like cooking or how to use a computer. You can also go on day trips to local events, swimming pools, gardens, museums and much more.

Your Challenge Disability Services support worker will accompany you to activities, whether it’s shopping, playing sport, or just hanging out in a café.

Under your NDIS plan you have the flexibility to participate in a wide variety of activities.

Check out the picture gallery of the wide range of programs here.

Challenge Community Services also arranges foster care, including becoming a foster carer and support for foster carers; Allied health services such as NDIS services and mental health; and business services including supported workplaces create meaningful employment for people with disabilities and also various careers and supported employment,

Challenge can trace its origins back to 1958 when a small group of concerned parents met in Tamworth Town Hall and formed the Tamworth and District Handicapped Children’s Association and school.

The association’s idea was to become one of the largest community support services operating in New South Wales – and the end result was probably beyond the founding members’ wildest dreams.

Challenge Community Services now supports thousands of people in more than 100 communities in NSW and Queensland.

The company aims to be the industry leader in the empowerment and support of people within the community through integrated services and employment opportunities.

The whole team vows to positively impact and influence the development of social policy to enhance the communities we engage with.

Contact them today to find out how they can impact your life and help you meet your goals.

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