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feature Mercy Connect Mercy Connect provides a range of services to support adults, children and older people with disability to live independently and get actively involved in their community. E Sheryl (right) helps Rachael do the ironing in group home accommodation. xecutive Leader, Clinical more independently, be part of their homes include support with Services, Caroline Cummins community, learn and develop skills, meals, daily personal needs, skill said the Mercy Connect and make new friends. development, and accommodation “Our accommodation and philosophy is ‘Together we grow’. “This underpins how we assist supported living services include 24/7 related transport for activities such as shopping and medical appointments. people with disability to live the life support in a shared accommodation “Our staff are skilled at working they choose. This includes where model, drop-in support, and short-term with people who have complex health they live and how they want to be accommodation (respite),” she said. and behavioural needs in a person- “We currently have vacancies in supported,” she said. centred way and we understand how Ms Cummins said Mercy Connect some of our homes in Albury and important it is to get the right fit for provides a range of accommodation Orange where you would receive you, so we undertake a comprehensive options in Albury-Wodonga, Orange 24/7 support in a shared living placement analysis to help achieve this." and Narrabri to help people live arrangement. Our fully accessible www.mercyconnect.org.au LIGHTHOUSE DISABILITY Do you need 24-hour support and accommodation? For over 28 years we have been providing ongoing 24-hour support and accommodation for people living with complex and diverse disabilities. Formerly Leveda, in July 2015 we re-branded to Lighthouse Disability and have made a number of organisational changes in readiness for the NDIS. We are registered to provide services under the NDIS and welcome enquiries. As one of South Australia’s larger disability organisations, we support over 90 people in 30 homes in the north and north eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Each client is carefully matched with others who share their interests and goals and have compatible personalities. Our clients – aged in their late teens to early 60s – live with challenges such as physical and intellectual disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury, and degenerative conditions, with many having a combination of these. Our dedicated teams are committed to working towards improving the quality of life of each client, ensuring their safety, happiness, inclusion and long term security. T 8256 9800 lighthousedisability.org.au 101 Park Terrace Salisbury At Lighthouse Disability, we recognise that every person is unique. Experienced staff deliver a range of services tailored to the needs and goals of each individual. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about what we can offer. linkonline.com.au accommodation 43