With the introduction of the NDIS people with a disability and their carers are able to be much more proactive in seeking out services that suit their needs and wants.
This has also seen a shift in the types of services provided and the organisations that provide them.
New businesses have been coming on to the scene and other businesses merging or closing completely.
Kurri Kurri Community Services (KKCS) has a long history working within the disability sector – more than 30 years in the local community - gradually increasing the wide range of services to what they are today.
KKCS Chairperson, Andrew Hughes, said they were proud of providing such important services for the Hunter region, for such a long time.
“Our aim is really to empower our clients, giving them access to high quality service and program options,” Andrew said.
“We want people with a disability in our community to be able to live at home as long as possible, living independently and participating in activities that matter to them and accessing programs that enrich their lives.
“Our team is proud of the very wide range of services that we provide, enabling our clients the continuity of using the one organisation they know, whilst still getting a huge amount of choice,” Andrew concluded.
One of the key services delivered by KKCS is the provision of home modifications, to ensure clients are able to live safely, securely and happily in their homes for as long as possible.
Other KKCS services include assistance with housing, management of bills, maintaining self care, transport, household chores and maintenance, shopping and meal preparation and making referrals to community or government services.
Located in the heart of Kurri Kurri, the organisation is in a stage of planning and growth, looking to meet the future needs of people in the community and surrounds.
KKCS holds Third Party Verification under the NSW Disability Service Standards as well as accreditation for ISO 9001, an international standard of quality that ensures KKCS meets the need of clients whilst maintaining high levels of standard and regulatory requirements.
The NDIS began in Newcastle, Maitland and Lake Macquarie on July 1, 2013 for people up to age 65.
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