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Providing flexible support options for people with a disability and their families and carers

Self-directing Your Services With Support From Mercy

'Helping you turn your plan into reality'

Our Self-directed services help people plan their support and services in a way that meets their individual needs and helps create a good life, while optimising funding and community inclusions.

At Mercy Community (MC) we utilise our existing networks and strong community partnerships to assist people to maximise their support to meet their individual needs and desires.

How it works

A skilled worker will assist individuals and their nominee/s to create a holistic support plan which identifies client’s goals, dreams, needs and how they would like to use their support services. Individuals are active participants in designing their support plan, and MC will work with them and their family or carer to identify resources to plan, purchase and select the services that will best meet their needs.

What makes us different to other providers?

We understand it can be difficult knowing where to start and being expected to be able to articulate your goals, dreams, support needs and structures in one session. Therefore, we have built our service around supporting people through this process by:

  • Starting conversations about how our service can assist you – at a time and location that is convenient for you.
  • Providing reading materials and information on the next stages of the planning, to enable considerations of important things in the individual's life to get the most out of your planning session.
  • Encouraging the individual to invite important people in their life to be part of this planning process and discuss how we will turn your plan into reality.

Find out more

Whether you decide to fully self-direct your funding or to self-direct with either limited or some assistance, we have a model to suit you.

Are you eligible?

To self-direct your support and utilise MC Aisling Pathways program, clients need to:

  • be eligible for ongoing individualised funding from the Department of Communities – Child Safety and Disability Services,  or have the ability to self-fund their services
  • have support needs that are considered stable.

To find out more about eligibility or to have a confidential discussion about your personal circumstances please contact us.

If you are interested in engaging our self-directed services or simply would like more information about how we can meet your unique circumstances, we would love to hear from you. One of our friendly team members will be happy to talk with you and find out how we can assist you. Contact Us.