In Queensland the St Vincent de Paul Society became involved in supporting people with disabilities in 1986. It began when Our Lady of Mercy Conference in Toowoomba set up a group for supported accommodation with a request from PHILOS (a support group for families caring for family members with a disability). In response to these requests, Padua Villa opened in 1988 with Loretto House in the following year. When government funding became contingent on adherence to the Queensland Disability Service Standards, the State Council of the St Vincent de Paul Society undertook the management of supported accommodation for people with disabilities. Today the program provides support funded through state and commercial insurance funding arrangements.
Currently the program operates in Queensland’s South West region, including Toowoomba and Warwick and outer areas. The service provides assistance for people with a disability with daily living skills who wish to live independently or in shared support arrangements.
To build communities where the rights, values and abilities of all people are recognised and celebrated.
To provide disability services that support people to live the life they choose as members of their community where their contributions are valued and their needs are met with the utmost dignity and respect.
What we offer
The Society provides a range of individual and flexible services to support people to enrich their lives through independence and community participation. We offer a range of assistance with daily living tasks and assistance to access community, social and recreational activities.
Assistance with daily living tasks include
• Assistance to organise and manage daily living tasks in your home
• Personal Care
• Health & Wellbeing management
• Community Access for activities such as shopping, banking and medical appointments.
• Personal development which may include Positive Behaviour Support or other allied health management strategies.
Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities include
• Being involved in your local community by participating in local groups and or events.
• Exploring recreational, creative and sporting preferences.
• Maintaining or developing new skills
• Linking to employment or educational opportunities
• Assistances to plan holidays or important social events
Our team is genuinely committed to supporting you to pursue your personal needs, interests and life goals that are important to you. All staff are experienced, fully qualified and undergo, first aid training, criminal screening and other relevant training to ensure innovative and quality services are provided.
A person who in receipt of a Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Service (DCCSDS) funding support package are eligible to receive services. If you are not currently in receipt of a DCCSDS funding support please feel free to contact us to discuss what options maybe available to you.
We also provide supports under the MAIC Qld, NSW Lifetime Care & Support, TAC Victoria and other fee for service arrangements.
For further information
Jodie Eversteyn -Disability Service Manager
07 4699 5204 F: 07 4659 5887
4 Julia Street, Toowoomba Qld 4350