Innovative, flexible, individual support for adults with disability
People often say they remember everything about their first time at ACES. There is something positively magic in the air1.
The support on offer at ACES is unique. We accept that everyone is different and work together as a team to build strong community ties and to remove the barriers that prevent people from achieving their goals and having a “good life”.
When asked to explain the secret to our success, we point to the involvement of ‘real families’ and the way in which their needs have shaped service development. From the beginning, the aim has been to be responsive not reactive and to create opportunities to reduce isolation and promote integration.
Our staff are hand-picked gems, who take a “person-centred” approach.
Choose ACES – become part of our happy team.
It’s all about choice
At ACES you can:
• choose what you want to do
• make new friends
• access a wide variety of activities and life experiences
• learn to be more independent
• establish solid community connections
• be supported as you make transitions
• set and achieve personal goals
• work towards a new job or employment
• make new family connections.
It’s all about you – developing your skills and working towards your goals.
People who care for others, also need care for themselves. For information on carer support and our local carers group call Kathy on (02) 6581 2348.
Hastings Aboriginal Network
ACES staff regularly participate in both Bearlay and HANDMH interagency groups. An Aboriginal staff member is currently deputy chair of Bearlay.
In 2012, ACES partnered with National Disability Services, through the Aboriginal Jobs Together program to provide employment and training for an Aboriginal person. Whilst the position’s primary focus is disability support, the work program also includes Aboriginal community engagement. This is reflective of ACES’ broader commitment to provide Aboriginal people with the service that they deserve and are entitled to.
ACES management and staff have also worked hard to effect culture change in the organisation and to make engaging with the Aboriginal community part of how we do business. This work is ongoing.
If you or a family member is interested in our services, please contact Kathy on (02) 6581 2348. The best way to find out more is to come and experience ACES for yourself.
1 ACES – making ordinary extraordinary (pdf)
ACES success stories
ACES’ winning formula (pdf)
Work day to inspire all – a typical day at ACES (pdf)
See image gallery to learn more about what makes ACES special