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North West Disability Services is a non–profit community organisation established in 1982. NWDS is a registered Charity and Public Benevolent Institution and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

NWDS believes in the right of people with disabilities to live a full and valuable life within the community. NWDS fully implements and advocates for the application of the Disability Service Act and Disability Service Standards and complies with all Local, State and Commonwealth Government requirements.

 

Update about North West Disability Services supports
affected by Coronavirus COVID-19 and Australian
Government directives- 24/02/2021

 

Firstly I would like to confirm that NWDS has had zero cases of COVID-19 in staff or participants and also have adequate supplies of PPE and hand hygiene soaps and sanitiser. We have all come a long way in the last year of the  Coronavirus COVID 19 situation and we thank you for working so closely with us. We worked hard to train staff and participants in ways to make themselves safer by enhancing personal hygiene and Social Distancing. There are many precautions that are in place to minimise exposure of participants and staff, with significant changes to how we enter/ exit buildings, hand hygiene, cleaning of spaces used, encouragement of cough etiquette, and social distancing as much as possible.

As at 23rd February 2021 restrictions have eased in NSW and we at NWDS will adjust our Covid Plan to meet the current situation. Our staff team, participants and families will receive updates immediately if there is any need for change. We continue to offer the whole range of activities that we provided prior to the pandemic commencing. We also offer at home and on line activities for those continuing to self-isolate. Our “Socialites” and extensive networking and individual and group social activities are returning as venues open up.

We are working closely with participants to continue their service delivery of choice and also offer safer options including individualised support, in home services and daily living skills development. We encourage choice in the staff and timings of shifts and ask you to not hesitate to contact your Coordinator if you would like to change the supports you are receiving or require any activity or part thereof to be revitalised.  

We are hopeful with the rollout of the vaccines and take-up by the wider community will improve protection for those who are most vulnerable. We will continue to be guided by government directives with best practice and action to ensure our staff are also protected and here for you in whatever capacity you choose.

Please stay safe and look after yourselves and your family during this positive improvement in our progress with Covid-19 and our future outlook.  

Deborah Gersbach
CEO

North West Disability Services

 



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