What is community services at access plus?
Our Community Services Team at Access Plus have been delivering quality support for Western Australians since the 1940s. Community Services fall under the Access My Life department at Access Plus, and the entire Community Services Team is here to help you live independently and receive the supports you need.
Working alongside people with a disability and their support networks has always been an important part of what we do at Access Plus. We place access for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the centre of everything we do because we want to foster a community of communication without limits for everyone in WA. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to give you choice and control over the supports you receive. As a registered NDIS provider, we can provide you with NDIS-registered supports to help you reach your goals.
Let Luke tell you about his support work
Our Community Services team is made up of dozens of dedicated support workers, just like Luke. Every day our team go out into the community to help break down the communication barriers which frustrate Deaf/HoH Australians. We understand too that you have individual goals that you want to reach, and our support workers are here to help you reach your goals how you want.
How can Community services help me?
At Access Plus, our skilled support workers understand Deaf/HoH culture. Our team is here to help you reach your goals and will always be mindful of your specific needs. We’re an ISO quality certified company, and this means when you receive support work from us, you’re receiving the best.
We know that some parts of the NDIS can be confusing. We can help you in the process of getting assistive techonology through your NDIS package. Our helpful team is here to guide you in the right direction and make sure the technology you receive provides you with the assistance that you need.
Sometimes you don’t have to book an interpreter, but you still want a little help with communication. Our bilingual communication guides can help facilitate conversations between those who do and don’t use Auslan. Access is at the centre of everything we do, and our team can make life more accessible.
Note taking is another service which helps people just like you access the same services and resources as everyone else. Our skilled note takers work alongside yourself to ensure you’re receiving all of the information you need and have the same opportunities for access as others.
Occupational therapy is an important tool to help you live your life how you want to. Our qualified occupational therapists will work alongside you to reach your goals and give you the best quality of life possible. Our team is mindful of Deaf/HoH accessibility and will work to reach the best outcomes for you.
Speech therapy can also help you overcome communication barriers. Our speech pathologists form part of our Interprofessional Health Team and will work closely alongside our other qualified specialists to help you reach your goals. check out the video we made explaining speech therapy below.
Auslan for Families is designed to bring Auslan into the home and help everyone in your family communicate with you. Access Plus exists to foster a community of communication without limits, and we want everyone who may be Deaf/HoH to be able to communicate with their close family and relatives.
Access Plus is here for the Deaf/HoH community, we’ve been here since 1921. We regularly run community events, workshops, and cultural celebrations to bring the community together and make sure everyone can celebrate the same holidays. Check out our events calendar below.