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Wesley Woodward

Welcome to Wesley Woodward

Welcome to Wesley Woodward

Wesley Woodward origins

Wesley Mission has been working with people with disabilities for more than 40 years. Throughout this time we have piloted a number of new support programs and demonstrated an ability to stay up to date with demands and developments in the industry.

As services for people with disabilities have become more sophisticated, Wesley Mission has tailored services accordingly. We are able to draw on a number of networks and resources that we have built up over the years to offer people with a disability and their families a high standard of care.

The New South Wales Younger People in Residential Aged Care Programs (YPIRAC) was introduced in 2007 to provide a home for people who were at risk of entering an aged care facility because there were no facilities available that met their needs in an age appropriate way. The Department of Ageing, Disability and Homecare (ADHC) released a tender in 2008 for those services that had existing buildings or facilities that might be able to be adapted for this program and Wesley Mission was successful in getting this tender. The Wesley Mission YPIRAC program (Woodward) commenced in 2009.

Fast facts

Fast Facts Wesley Disability

In 2014/15, Wesley Disability Services supported 550 clients, provided 530,121 face-to-face hours of support and implemented 11 new programs to help people living with disability.

Find out more in the 2015 Annual Report: Strength. Spirit. Hope.

Commitment to care

Wesley Mission has a strong commitment to the training and development of staff. We provide comprehensive induction, orientation and training programs to ensure staff have the information and skills to effectively and professionally care for and support the people they work with. Wesley Disability Services employ more than 240 staff and have support systems in place to help them carry out their role consistently. These include quality administrative systems, generic forms, clear procedures and policies. Emergency out of hours, on call back up is available to all staff.

Wesley Disability Services are responsible to the Department of Ageing, Disability and Homecare (ADHC) and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) through their individual audited processes.

All services offered through Wesley Disability Services meet the requirements of ADHC, conform to the Disability Services Act NSW (1993) and meet the Disability Services Standards (DSS) 2007. Wesley Disability Services policies and procedures are updated in line with changes in legislation and standards.

Wesley Mission is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) to promote the wellbeing of people with a disability in a culturally appropriate manner. Wesley Disability Services uphold the principles of self-determination and participation in decision making for all CALD, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Wesley Mission’s values

Find out more about Wesley Mission’s values and core beliefs.

Vision and values