Somerville’s Disability Services program aims to provide high quality services to people with disability living in the Northern Territory. We strive to provide innovative and best practice support that meets individuals’ needs and wants.
Services provided include:
- Supported Accommodation (Supported Independent Living)
- Life Skills Development Program
- Staff training and supports
The service takes great pride in its endeavours to provide a person-centred service. Inherent in the Somerville Disability Services operating procedures are:
- Disability Services Act (1986)
- National Disability Services Standards (2013)
- Person-Centred Practices including
- Person-Centred Thinking
- Person-Centred Planning
- Person-Centred Active Support
- Social Role Valorization
Together these standards and theories provide Somerville with the framework to provide the best possible support to all people within our service. They also ensure that we are working towards not only identifying and acknowledging but achieving the needs, wants, desires and aspirations of the people we support. In doing so we are ensuring that our service users have opportunities for engagement, choice and above all experience the ‘good things in life' and have “The courage to be...”.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Somerville is a keen supporter of the NDIS and has been working towards its implementation for several years.
We are a registered provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the registration groups of:
- Accommodation / tenancy
- Specialist Disability Accommodation
- Personal Activities High
- Assist Personal Activities
- Daily Tasks / Shared Living
- Development Life Skills
- Household Tasks
- Participate Community
- Group / Centre Activities
- Assist Life Stage Transition
- Innovative Community Participation
- Support Coordination
Somerville services are charged according to the NDIS pricing arrangements (previously NDIS price guide). More information is available here or call to speak to one of our friendly NDIS project team members.
Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation activities are charged using the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) rates as set out in the Price Guide.
Somerville’s Disability Services team is managed and implemented by a large group of committed, motivated, well trained and enthusiastic people. Somerville’s Disability Services team is driven by our organisational motto of “The courage to be..” to be driven, compassionate, caring, inspiring and encouraging.
The team is supported and managed by Regional Managers and a Director who have oversight responsibility for the entire program. They are highly skilled, with extensive experience in the disability sector, human resource management, policy development and research.
Each of the supported accommodation houses has a qualified Coordinator responsible for the day to day practical management of the home. They in turn are supported by a small group of qualified support workers who have or are working towards attainment of Certificate III or IV in Individual Support. We also have a dedicated team of casual employees.
The Life Skills Development Program is overseen by a Coordinator and implemented by support workers.
The disability services team is provided high quality training and education by our highly qualified Training Coordinator. Anyone is welcome to attend our training sessions.