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About

Our sister organisation, Inclusion WA, was born in Western Australia over thirty years ago. Over this time, Inclusion WA earned the reputation as being a leading provider of community supports in WA. Put simply, Australian Inclusion Network is Inclusion WA’s approach to Individualised Services in Brisbane’s Northern Suburbs.

We have evolved a lot in our time, and we are committed to never stop learning, questioning, and adapting. Our aim is to be as useful as possible in the lives of the people we support. We have been changing and evolving since the beginning, and we will continue to do so.

Who we are is whoever we need to be to be as useful as possible in the lives of the people we work with. We believe we are made better by embracing new ways of thinking.

Vision

All people have the opportunity to live a good life and take part in a welcoming community.

Mission

To support people at risk of social exclusion to live a good life of their choosing.

Social Inclusion is at the core of all we do.

Australian Inclusion Network works alongside individuals, community groups and government organisations to facilitate Social Inclusion. Social Inclusion is the acceptance of all people regardless of their differences. It is about appreciating people for who they are. It allows people to value differences in each other by recognising that each person has an important contribution to make to society.

Valued roles are the key to making people feel welcomed and included.

Our focus has always been to give people the opportunity to find a valued role in the community. We offer people choice, flexibility, and control over their lives. We help people reach their goals by offering a unique, person-centred approach to individuals, their families (and support networks) and by encouraging social inclusion in the wider community. We also assist clubs, associations, and community groups to welcome all participants. We want everyone to be welcomed, be given choice and control over their own lives, be able to share every day places within their communities, and feel a sense of belonging.

How we are different from other disability service providers:

Our staff

  • We employ the best staff who go through an intensive recruitment process to become a mentor.
  • We offer our staff professional development opportunities to grow and educate themselves on the industry.
  • We have a foundation of trust with our staff. No micromanaging unless trust is broken.

Tailored services and a flexible approach

  • We have a holistic and individualised approach to how we work.
  • We don’t roster staff, you get to choose your staff as well as choose how and when you would like to work alongside your mentors.
  • We can work outside of the Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
  • We know that we do not own the people we support but instead have a light touch approach and work alongside people until they no longer need us.

Helping you live your best life

  • We do not want you becoming dependent on us. We are there to create dependence within yourself so you can live the best life possible according to you.
  • Link you to appropriate professional contacts if they are required and collaborate with both so that you can achieve their goals.
  • We believe in having anyone we work alongside in valued roles and respected in their chosen community.
  • We try to stay away from disability specific activities/clubs.
  • Celebrate successes and failures (it’s all part of the journey)

 

Meet the Team