Residential Services

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The decision to have my son live in a Windgap house was a hard one. It makes me so happy to see him love his home and where he lives. It is great to have him come and stay at the family home but he is so keen to go back to Windgap. I am so glad his father and I made the decision to have him live in a group home.” – Amy Heap

With a team of dedicated professionals, Windgap Residential Services strives to achieve excellence in the provision of person centred holistic support. Windgap Foundation’s Residential Services is currently made up of 7 group homes, located within the Botany, Randwick and City of Sydney council areas – housing 34 residents. The aim of our Residential Services is to support its residents with an intellectual disability to live as independently as possible within the local community.

Our Residential programs include

  • Purpose build and modified, modern residential homes
  • Above industry standards in holistic planning and support
  • Future projected service development and delivery
  • Strong culture of inclusion and community engagement
  • Highly trained professional support
  • Collaborative approach to care
  • Third Party Verification
  • Strong networks of Allied Health professionals
  • Quality Focused
  • Comprehensive Communication Process and Easy Access to Resources
  • Customer Driven

 

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A number of extracurricular activities are available, including, but not limited to

  • Music programs with local community groups
  • Exercise programs for people with disabilities, including Zumba classes, basketball, swimming, soccer and bowling
  • Invitation to Community Events such as Rabbitohs Games
  • Art programs run by a professional tutor, with artworks created and exhibited within the broader community
  • Saturday club night to see live bands, attending church groups, in home cooking classes, nutrition and diet consultation

A diverse range of activities and supports are available to clients with an emphasis on Active Support and the involvement of the individual. This includes

  • Assistance with travel
  • Housework
  • Washing
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Maintaining Bedrooms
  • Maintaining relationships with family and the community
  • Facilitating with issues of importance
  • Assistance in Medical Appointments

All group homes are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Residential Services is currently undertaking a Reconfiguration Project which involves renovating all sites. Rosters for staff vary depending on the needs of the residents of each house.

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