You can see from Sandra’s infectious smile that there is much happiness in her life.
Although it has not always been that way, Sandra’s sister Penny Woolcock explains.
“Our mother died when she was 15, leaving her father to continue to raise her. Sandra worked at the Endeavour Foundation in Mackay for many years. As her father grew older I took on her care and we moved her to assisted accommodation in Wynnum.
“Over time Sandra became more socially isolated and displayed many behavioural issues.
“We moved to Beaudesert two years ago. Sandra moved to a granny flat in our backyard, we provided care and food however still felt she was socially isolated.
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“I went to visit Beaucare, we received help immediately with respite while my husband and I enjoyed a break.
“On our return Sandra joined the Monday, Wednesday and Friday program. This helped manage her behaviour and social isolation.
“Then came the NDIS, with help again from The Beaucare Disability Services team, Sandra became the recipient of a very generous NDIS plan. This has allowed Sandra to get more domestic assistance, go shopping, which she loves, join the Mount Warren disability ten pin bowling league and also join the Thursday program.
“We have assistance from a psychologist to help with Sandra’s disabilities. Sandra is now a happier person whose days are filled with many activities including movies, shopping, discos, craft, travelling on public transport and much more.
“Thanks to Beaucare her days are full and she has made many new friends. NDIS has made this even better.
“So from a very grateful sister and carer, thank you to all at Beaucare who have made Sandra’s life so much better.”
How Beaucare can help
Beaucare’s philosophy is to be warm and welcoming.
They have a willingness to assist existing and potential clients on their pre-planning meetings for their NDIS plan.
Beaucare provides a broad range of services to assist people with a disability to be as independent as possible.
Individually tailored support to allow you to:
- Pursue your own individual goals
- Increase and maintain independence
- Make and maintain friendships and connections in the community
Specific services include:
- Assistance with shopping and appointments
- Social support including domestic assistance
- House to Yard Services
- Hydrotherapy program
- Variety of Group In Centre Activities, and outings
If you need support in preparing for the NDIS, Jo Perry is on hand to assist you, just call her on 5541 2833 and she will be delighted to help.