Who lives at Noraccom? Noraccom residentS ARE:
- adults who have a mild intellectual disability
- eligible for the adult Disability Support Pension through Centrelink
- encouraged to work in a paid or voluntary capacity, or attend a day placement
OPTIONAL recreational activities INCLUDE:
- Diamond Valley Actors
- Special Olympics
- Greensborough Ten Pin Bowling
- Nillumbik Social Connections
- local Church programs
- swimming and gym at Watermarc, Greensborough
- family activities
RESIDENTS HaVE a level of self-help skills ALLOWING semi-independence. THESE INCLUDE:
- dressing and personal care and hygiene
- personal laundry
- keeping their room clean and tidy
- handling money
- ability to live cooperatively in a shared environment
- rostered responsibilities at Noraccom, such as sweeping, clearing the table, stacking or emptying the dishwasher, putting out the bins, helping with food preparation
How is Noraccom staffed?
Noraccom employs a part time manager, and a number of part time and casual care workers who provide daily support to the residents between 3.30 pm and 7.30 am the following day. Currently, care workers are rostered over a meal shift (4 pm – 10 pm) and a sleepover shift (3.30 pm – 7.30 am). The sleepover care worker sleeps on the property and is available in times of emergency. However, the sleepover carer is not on active duty between 10 pm and 6.30 am. Staff tasks include managing medication for the residents as required, preparing the evening meal and generally prompting residents in their daily tasks.
How is Noraccom funded?
Noraccom receives no government grants. Incoming residents make an initial interest-free loan to Noraccom to cover capital costs. These loans are repaid, less management fees, when residents leave. Noraccom’s running costs are covered by two streams of payment. Fortnightly rent is collected from residents to cover operational costs including food and utilities. Residents of Noraccom are eligible for Rental Assistance. Staff supports are billed separately each month and can be payed utilising NDIS core support funding or private fees. Optional services used by residents, such as taxis, room cleaning and personal telephones, are an additional cost to residents. Noraccom derives other income from fundraising, philanthropic grants and donations.
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