Hunter Care Group is a NSW accredited provider of "Disability Supports Services".
Hunter Care Group specialises in providing 1:1 supports for participants under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and other NSW Government Schemes.
|Mission||To make sense of Mental Health in our day to day lives|
OUR STORY ( FROM OUR CEO’S DESK)
What motivated you to embark on the development of Hunter Care Group?
"Hunter Care group was born from frustrations I was feeling working in the industry. I couldn’t stand how both staff and clients were treated in this line of work. Clients were seen as ‘shifts’ and an ‘income’ and staff seen as expendable resources. The compassion and elegance in this carer industry seemed to have been long lost".
"Many a times, I would put myself in my clients shoes and imagine what it would feel like having no consistency of support, being the victim of last minute changes and meeting new support workers every week. This gave me anxiety just thinking about it, I could only imagine how individuals who were already in a vulnerable situation dealt with these frustrations and how it affected their day to day mental health".
"At work, as a worker for that organisation, I knew I was expendable, it rung loud and clear every time I stepped foot into my office. In a caring industry, it was disheartening to witness the overwhelming pressure put on my colleagues without appropriate supports and also the burn out rate / mental health break downs in the sector".
"I then embarked on a journey with a vision to create a place of balance for both the consumer’s and the staff who work with us. Where consumers know that they are valued and they are being listened to. Where Staff are acknowledged for their differences and know that they are irreplaceable. Where management understand how decisions made would affect our staff and consumers alike. Having a genuine value on the staff that we hire as equal as the care given to our clients".
"We have a hidden ethos we work by", ‘If we take care of our staff to the best of our capability, they will take care of our clients to the best of their capability’. "We work by this with every decision we make".
"It is the simple things that make the difference".
What has driven Hunter Care Group’s success in the commu
|Awards||Nominated - 2017 Business Finalist - Health Improvement Services|