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Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability

The International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), observed annually on the 3rd of December, is a significant United Nations (UN) initiative to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance of individuals with disabilities worldwide. 

Since its establishment in 1992, IDPwD has become a pivotal day for fostering inclusivity and addressing barriers faced by people with disabilities worldwide.

My Life, Our Community

This year, Western Australia’s theme for IDPwD is ‘My Life, Our Community

The theme acknowledges that everyone has the right to make decisions for their life. It highlights the value and importance of everyone having the opportunity to be involved and provide support to play an active role within their community.

MercyCare, as a proud NDIS provider, honours the 2023 theme every day by focusing on putting the needs of individuals with disabilities at the centre of its services. Our top priority is empowering people to live on their own terms, aligned with their unique goals and aspirations.

“We’re here for our participants every step of the way, ensuring they achieve their goals and live fulfilling, independent lives. It’s more than support; it’s our heartfelt commitment to empower them and open doors to new possibilities,” explains Natasha Campbell, General Manager of Disability Services 

Supporting Independence

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals at MercyCare offers a range of services, including:

  1. Personalised Planning: Developing a plan based on individual skills, strengths, interests, and capabilities.
  2. Adaptability: Making adjustments as needs evolve over time.
  3. Mentorship: Providing guidance and support throughout the individual’s journey.
  4. Coordination: Managing services and people to ensure comprehensive assistance.
  5. Independent Living: Assisting individuals in living safely and comfortably in their homes.
  6. Skill Development: Offering opportunities to learn new skills such as shopping, using public transport, and meal preparation.
  7. Social Integration: Facilitating the building of new friendships and lasting connections.
  8. Community Engagement: Encouraging participation in activities within the local community.

International Day of People with Disability is a powerful reminder of the collective responsibility to remove barriers and promote inclusivity. The 2023 theme, ‘My Life, Our Community,’ highlights the importance of community and being an active participant in your own life. 

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