What we do
24 Hour Support and Accommodation
Lighthouse Disability provides high quality 24-hour support and accommodation for people living with complex and diverse disabilities.
The people we support - adults aged in their late teens to early 60s - live with challenges such as physical disability, intellectual disability, autism, acquired brain injury and Prader Willi Syndrome, with many having a combination of these. Click here to read more about the services we provide.
We are also committed to providing an attractive alternative for young people with high care needs who currently live in aged care or nursing homes.
Our 90-plus clients are accommodated in 28 homes with two to five people living together or in adjoining units. Each person is carefully matched with others who share their interests and goals and have compatible personalities. Clients are encouraged to make their own choices, express their personalities and participate in everyday activities.
Lighthouse Disability’s homes
Our homes are comfortable, warm and welcoming in which people can relax and enjoy life in their own space. Rooms are decorated to personal tastes, and there are attractive gardens where people can spend time outdoors.
Some homes make use of tailored technologies such as iPads to engage, entertain and educate. New-style kitchens encourage food preparation as a shared activity. Some homes also have exercise equipment such as treadmills to encourage the pursuit of fitness goals.
Family members and friends are very welcome to spend time in the homes, and the comfortable settings do much to encourage regular visiting.
Staff – our most valuable asset
Lighthouse Disability’s skilled and dedicated staff deliver services tailored to the particular needs, hopes and dreams of people living with disabilities and their families.
Staff are always present and can provide support at any time. The ratio of staff to people with a disability is typically 2:4, depending on the needs of the person. Health care needs are managed under the direction of the person’s medical practitioner and Royal District Nursing Service Clinical Nurse Consultant, as required.
All support staff:
- Have a minimum of Certificate III in Disability. New staff are supported to achieve this qualification
- Have undergone security checks by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
- Undergo annual reviews of their first aid, manual handling and medication management skills.
Staff supporting people with specific needs are given further health and behaviour support training, and there is an after-hours emergency support system.
Our dedicated teams are committed to working towards improving the quality of life of each client, ensuring their safety, happiness, inclusion and long term security.