Adssi is a not-for-profit community care provider with over 30 years' experience in the local community. Over those 30 plus years, hundreds of local staff and volunteers have supported thousands of locals to remain independent.
We can provide a little help (or even a lot) to help you or a loved one stay living safely at home. This support might mean the difference between having to move into residential care versus continuing to live at own home. In other words, we can support you to keep living the life you want to lead.
Aged care in your home is subsidised by the government through their 'My Aged Care' program.
In mid 2018 we merged with another like-minded organisation; Maitland Community Care Services. In late 2018 we changed our name and our logo and became Adssi In-home Support, which better reflects what we do and where we do it.
Our approach is very much 'doing with' you rather than 'doing for' you, thereby enabling you to remain as independent as possible.
The ADSSI Limited Year in Review 2018-2019 is our first publication following the merge with Maitland Community Care Services. You can find out more about the organisation here - 2019_ADSSI Limited_AnnualReport_Web
The team at Adssi In-home Support is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives.
We can help you if you are frail aged, living with dementia or a disability, or if you care for someone who is. We offer a wide range of practical services that promote choice, lifestyle and independence. We understand the best option for accommodation is often to stay in your own home, with the familiarity of your neighbourhood, friends and family.
Adssi In-home Support provides advice, support and modifications if necessary, to make staying in your home easier and safer. You may be eligible for government assisted services – to find out more, please contact MY AGED CARE on 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
The team at Adssi In-home Support is governed by an eight member Board of Directors, chaired by Clive Blunt.
Chief Executive Officer Jenni Allan has been with the company since 2004. Her strong financial background and passion for our clients drives the organisation to achieve excellence in client services.
Jenni is supported by a General Manager Operations and management staff in Clinical Services, Building Services, Finance, Quality, Marketing, People and Culture and Allied Health.
A professional team of comprehensive assessors, case managers and support advisors ensure that services are client centred.
Our registered allied health professionals include Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who specialise in enhancing the ability of clients to manage daily living easily and safely. They will come to your home to assess and plan your recovery (from illness or injury), prescribe equipment (e.g. walker) or recommend a home modification (e.g. grab rails). Our qualified trades team undertake electrical, welding, plumbing and carpentry services. We make access ramps and install rails and can completely renovate or modify your bathroom or kitchen.
Our wonderful volunteers give up their free time to help our clients at home and on outings, and they also help us in the office.
ADSSI commenced in 1987 as an incorporated association – Wyong Shire Aged and Disability Support Services Inc. thanks to successful lobbying by a group of local community minded people who were concerned about the lack of services to support frail aged and people living with a disability. In 1995 the organisation changed its name to Aged and Disability Support Services (Wyong Shire) Inc.
We started in the Old Bakery Building at Wyong and in 1991 moved to Tuggerah Lakes Community Centre. In 2008 we moved to the Tuggerah Business Park and in 2012 we bought the building at 3A Pioneer Avenue.
In recognition of our growing size, revenue and corporate governance responsibilities, Aged and Disability Support Services became ADSSI Limited, a company limited by guarantee in 2006.
From those first two projects – Community Options and Home Maintenance and Modifications – we have successfully gained government funding for a wide range of services including domestic assistance, linen, gardens and lawns, social support, several dementia specific projects, respite, ComPacks and Home Care Packages. We are also a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider.
We have successfully gained expansion funding every year in recognition of our ability to comply with funding requirements and to deliver quality services to our target groups.
In 2008 we purchased an occupational therapy business (formerly known as AMEot) that is now an integral part of Adssi In-home Support and our suite of services.
ADSSI Limited trading as Adssi In-home Support is a not for profit company limited by guarantee. We commenced operating as Wyong Shire Aged and Disability Support Services Inc. in 1987 offering two funded services – Home Modifications and Maintenance and Community Options – and we still offer these services today.
Since then we have grown into a multi service community business that remains committed to making a difference in the lives of people in our community. We provide services to a broad range of clients who may be eligible for subsidised services (according to government guidelines) or who may choose to pay market rates.
ADSSI Limited is a public benevolent institution with deductible gift recipient status. Donations are fully tax deductible.
The Board, staff and volunteers of Adssi In-home Support are committed to making a difference in the lives of people in our community through the services that we provide. This passion is reflected in our Strategic Plan for 2016– 2019, which was developed by the Board in consultation with a range of stakeholders including our staff and our clients.
The Plan focuses on five key areas of our business:
The Strategic Plan supports Adssi In-home Support as a viable business; supports our clients through quality and innovative service delivery, and supports our Board, staff and our volunteers through development programs and increased use of technology. It will provide us with the platform to grow the business over the next three years and to provide an increased range of quality services to our clients.