Constant care and support

Support: Maintaining social connections and social engagement is an important aspect of Eskleigh's community access program.

Support: Maintaining social connections and social engagement is an important aspect of Eskleigh's community access program.

ESKLEIGH is a not-for-profit organisation that has been providing disability support services across Tasmania for over 70 years.

Eskleigh is one of Tasmania's oldest and most respected disability service providers and supports NDIS and private clients statewide.

Eskleigh is committed to providing quality, individual support through accommodation services, attendant care, community access and day programs.

Chief executive Dan Lowe said the introduction of the NDIS was reshaping the disability services sector for the better and Eskleigh embraces the change. Eskleigh will be looking to invest in new facilities and services to meet the demand for quality service and support.

"We support people with varying levels of physical and intellectual disability including spinal injury, acquired brain injury, aneurysm and intellectual disabilities," Mr Lowe said.

"Our clients include people with a disability, people recovering from debilitating illness or injury, and people requiring personal assistance."

Mr Lowe said Eskleigh has a passionate and caring workforce that is professionally trained and dedicated to working collaboratively with clients and their families to achieve positive outcomes.

When Eskleigh was established in 1947 it was to provide supported residential care for people with a disability and that remains an important activity today.

"Under the NDIS, our accommodation support is provided in Group Homes with four to six rooms for independent living with 24-hour on-site support," Mr Lowe said.

Group Home residents are encouraged to participate in the running of the household with support staff on-site to provide assistance where necessary.

"Being part of a functioning and co-operative group of people can be extremely important in having a meaningful, active and fulfilling lifestyle," Mr Lowe said.

Eskleigh Group Homes are located in Mornington, Montrose, Longford and Launceston.

For clients able to stay in their own home Eskleigh's statewide attendant care program offers a wide range of support services from nursing care to domestic needs.

"There are great advantages for many clients and their families in being able to stay at home and our Attendant Care services provide comfort and security," Mr Lowe said.

Maintaining social connections and social engagement is an important aspect of Eskleigh's community access program.

Activities are planned to provide personal interests and fulfilment as well as providing respite for families.

As Eskleigh's reach expands and the number and range of activities clients participate in increases, Eskleigh has invested in new technology to better connect clients, carers and staff with the rollout of Flowpoint, an innovative, easily accessible online portal.

As a client, you can see which staff members are rostered on to help you on a day-to-day basis as well as keep track of your funding plan and agreements while being able to give real-time feedback to staff.

Family members and carers can see a daily description featuring photos and videos of what their loved ones are up to, their appointment schedule, events, activities and more.

Inquiries about all Eskleigh services can be obtained by phoning (03) 6398 7100, email to office@eskleigh.com.au. There is more information at www.eskleigh.com.au.

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