Disability Supports

Pinnacle Community Services provides a range of Community Car Supports Program (CCSP) services to people with a disability, their families and carers. These programs will gradually change over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Pinnacle Community Services are also an approved provider for NDIS funded packages including (but not limited to);

  • Community Participation (CP)
  • Transition to Work (TTW)
  • Life Choices (LC)
  • Active Ageing (AA)
  • Community Support Program (CSP)
  • Flexible Respite Packages (FRP)
  • Recreational Respite Packages (RRP)
  • Leaving Care Program (LCP)

 We provide services that are person-centred using a strength based approach. This means you are supported to recognize your strengths and to make your own choices about your life. We work with you, your family and other supporters to identify your needs, your life situation and your priorities; helping you to develop goals and an individual plan.

Our services can be accessed by having an assessment to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. People 64 years and under or 49 years and under for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander can Contact Us for more information regarding any of our services or arrange a suitable time for an assessment. Anyone can refer as long as they have permission from the person they are referring.  

 People 65 years and over or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander should refer to our Aged Care Supports section to view what services we offer and how they can access these services

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION - Temora & Cootamundra

Community Participation is designed for school leavers with moderate to high support needs who require an alternative to paid employment or further education. 

The service aims to assist young people with a disability to develop the skills they need to achieve their goals, increase their independence and participate as a valued member of the community.

Options for clients

Community Participation has three types of services to provide flexibility and choice for young people. Participants can choose the service type that best meets their needs and goals. They can move between service types as their needs and goals change.

Centre-based with community access

A young person participates in a range of day activities in a centre and in the community.

Individual community based options

Each young person designs their own program of activities in a range of community settings with the support of a service provider who acts as an options coordinator.

Self managed model

A person with a disability and their family or advocate designs an individual program, within the funding allocation. They choose, direct and control the nature of their support, consistent with the aims of the Community Participation program. An intermediary will manage the financial, legal and administrative requirements.

Pinnacle Community Services is an approved provider for Community Participation and can offer any of the 3 service model options. 

TRANSITION TO WORK - Temora & Cootamundra

Transition to Work is a two year program with the aim of helping young people with a disability to gain the required skills and/or qualifications to successfully secure and sustain employment. The service aims to assist young people with a disability to develop the skills they need to achieve their goals, increase their independence and participate as a valued member of the community.

Transition to Work provides a structured approach to working with young people with a disability to support their transition from school to employment. Services are individually tailored to the needs and employment goals for the young person using a person centred approach.

The principles of the Transition to Work program include:

  • Focus on employment options
  • Delivering training in a work environment
  • Person Centred
  • Responding to changing work needs
  • Building independence
  • Culturally competent and respectful
  • Responsive to the needs of people living in rural and remote areas
  • Working in Partnerships 
  • Cost effective 

Transition to Work will involve the following components:

  • Initial assessment and ongoing, regular reviews; developing an Individualised Plan, Goal Setting
  • Work focused skills development; 
  • Work sampling
  • Specific job or career related training
  • Support to build a working lifestyle

Pinnacle Community Services is committed to working with and supporting the young person with a disability and their family to set and achieve their goals. 

 ACTIVE AGEING - Temora & Cootamundra

Active Ageing is for adults with a disability aged between 55 and 64 years (and people with early onset ageing). By participating in the program, you can focus on staying active, healthy and connected with your community or networks as you grow older. You can also opt to learn new things and develop skills and interests that suit your age and life stage. 

Through Active Ageing, you can choose to meet and socialise with others who share similar interests, and continue to be included in activities you enjoy in your community. You can use the program to make the change to an active, older life and remain independent. 

Options for clients

Active Ageing has three types of services to provide flexibility and choice for young people. Participants can choose the service type that best meets their needs and goals. They can move between service types as their needs and goals change.

Centre-Based with Community Access

A young person participates in a range of day activities in a centre and in the community.

Individual Community Based Options

Each young person designs their own program of activities in a range of community settings with the support of a service provider who acts as an options coordinator.

Self Managed Model

A person with a disability and their family or advocate designs an individual program, within the funding allocation. They choose, direct and control the nature of their support, consistent with the aims of the Active Ageing program. An intermediary will manage the financial, legal and administrative requirements.

Pinnacle Community Services is an approved provider for Active Ageing and can offer any of the 3 service model options. 

LIFE CHOICES - Temora & Cootamundra

Life Choices is for adults with a disability aged between 25 and 54 years. Life Choices recognises that you want to be able to decide which daytime activities are right for you to achieve your short and long term goals. You can focus on what you want to achieve in your life, such as learning new things, working on skills in areas that interest you and increasing your independence.

Through Life Choices, you can get to know other people of the same age with similar interests. You can arrange the support you need to get out and about and become more connected with your community. Life Choices also supports healthy living through well designed leisure activities and recreation.

Options for clients

Life Choices has three types of services to provide flexibility and choice for young people. Participants can choose the service type that best meets their needs and goals. They can move between service types as their needs and goals change.

Centre-Based with community access

A young person participates in a range of day activities in a centre and in the community.

Individual community based options

Each young person designs their own program of activities in a range of community settings with the support of a service provider who acts as an options coordinator.

Self-managed model

A person with a disability and their family or advocate designs an individual program, within the funding allocation. They choose, direct and control the nature of their support, consistent with the aims of the Life Choices program. An intermediary will manage the financial, legal and administrative requirements.

Pinnacle Community Services is an approved provider for Active Ageing and can offer any of the 3 service model options.

RECREATIONAL RESPITE PACKAGES - Temora & Cootamundra

A key focus of recreation respite is to increase the range of opportunities for people with disability to access mainstream recreational, sport, cultural and leisure options. These recreation options will provide opportunities for people with disability to expand social networks and participate in the same activities as their peers, whilst at the same time as providing breaks for carers, promoting greater choice and control and social connections in the broader community. Recreational respite options are person centred, understanding that people with disability have the choice to enjoy similar activities as their peers.

 

Recreational respite options have the dual functions of:

• Assisting the person with disability to pursue recreational activities in the broader community, including in mainstream services; and

• Providing a break for carers.

 

 

In addition to the objectives and requirements of the flexible respite policy, these respite options will:

• Support the individual to identify, implement and review recreational goals that will be the focus of their flexible respite activities;

• Support access to, and participation in, recreational, leisure, social and cultural activities in the broader community;

• Overcome obstacles to inclusion through providing the level of support required, practical strategies to address any barriers to participation and negotiating access and support needs with mainstream recreation providers;

• Maximise use of informal and unpaid supports, including volunteers, and allowing for formal supports to withdraw over time, if appropriate; and

• Be culturally sensitive and inclusive.

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT - Temora & Cootamundra

Temora Community Transport offers a local bus service Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am-5pm. It offers a weekly bus service to Wagga every Thursday.

Cootamundra Community Transport offers a local service in the form of Taxi Vouchers for clients within the Cootamundra Township. It offers a weekly bus service to Wagga on Wednesdays, bookings are essential. 

Both centres offer a volunteer driven car service for clients to access appointments in other towns, for clients that have no alternate transportation available. Bookings are essential and fees are charged according to distances travelled.

 

COMMUNITY OPTIONS - Temora & Cootamundra

Community Options is a case management service for people 64 years and under with a disability, their carers and families, who have complex care needs and/or a high need for ongoing monitoring. 

It offers individual case management and is a single point of access to the services that are required.

The Community Options Program (COPs) covers the shires of Coolamon, Cootamundra, Gundagai, Junee, Temora, Tumbarumba and Tumut.

This includes all town, villages and sidings within these shires (Please note the below table is only a guide, if you live within any of the above listed shires and would like assistance from the Community Options Program call your closest office for more information).

Suburb / Town Postcode Suburb / Town Postcode Suburb / Town Postcode
Adelong 2729 Ardlethan 2665
Ariah Park 2665
Batlow 2730 Beckom 2665 Bethungra 2590
Brungle 2722 Cabramurra 2629
Coolac 2727
Coolamon 2701 Cootamundra 2590
Ganmain 2702
Gundagai 2722 Illabo 2590
Jingellic 2642
Junee 2663 Khancoban 2642
Laurel Hill 2649
Marrar 2652 Matong 2652
Muttama 2722
Nangus 2722 Old Junee 2652
Reefton 2666
Rosewood 2652 Springdale 2666
Stockinbingal 2725
Talbingo 2720 Temora 2666 Tooma 2642
Tumbarumba 2653
Tumblong 2729
Tumut 2720
Wallendbeen 2588
Wantabadgery 2650

HOME MAINTENANCE & MODIFICATION - Temora & Cootamundra

This service specialises in maintenance, modifications and adjustments required to Clients homes. The purpose of this service is to make the home safer and more accessible to the occupant.

Clients will be asked to pay for the costs of materials and a contribution towards labour.

SOCIAL SUPPORT - Temora & Cootamundra

This volunteer run service can assist clients with shopping, reading letters/papers, accessing the community or offer a friendly visit to the home for a chat and a cup of tea.

LAUNDRY SERVICE - Temora & Cootamundra

Both centres offer a laundry service that provides washing, drying and folding of laundry for clients who are unable to complete this task themselves. This service includes the pick up and delivery of laundry.

RESPITE CARE—Temora & Cootamundra

Respite is designed to be responsive to the needs of the carer. Unless otherwise specified, respite services will be provided in the home of the client. Respite services are provided on a one to one individual basis. Respite is generally provided on a planned basis. 

CENTRE BASED DAY CARE—Temora & Cootamundra

Offers group activities to develop social interaction and independence. Held every Friday at the Temora Day Care house from 9:00am to 3:00pm with transport pickups. It also includes bus trips and activities away from the centre. A contribution towards the service is asked to cover the cost of meals and transport.

FOOD SERVICES—Temora & Cootamundra

Freshly cooked hot meals are available in the Temora Shire delivered 6 days per week with an extra meal for Sunday. These includes main meal, soup and sweet, with options.

Frozen Meals are also available in Temora and throughout the Shire, including Ariah Park.

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