Directions was established in 1994 as an organisation that recognised the need for the whole family of a person with disability to be valued and supported.
Initially Directions supported 10 people with disability and their families. Directions now provides relationship-based, personalised and individually tailored support to people from the Gascoyne Region , across Perth Metro, south to the Peel Region and growing every day.
Directions has an excellent reputation for providing high quality support that is flexible, creative and inclusive. Our staff and volunteers are an exceptional group of people who build strong relationships with the people that we support and their families, and thrive on sharing their lives.
We provide opportunities for people to participate in family and community activities of their choice that: encourage lifelong learning; lead to increased independence; promote friendships; and enable people to actively contribute to their community. In groups or individually, we support people to achieve their aspirations and dreams, and get the very best out of life.
OUR VISION FOR THE PEOPLE WE SUPPORT
To have a fulfilled life with healthy relationships, friendships and purpose
Be part of an inclusive community, which accepts people for who they are and looks beyond disability
Be empowered to make choices and have control over how they live their life
OUR VISION FOR DIRECTIONS
To have a reputation for quality which inspires, and shows others what is possible for people with disabilities
To grow to serve people across Western Australia, while keeping our unique, values-based approach
To recruit, develop and retain the best people in the sector
To build strong links with government and the communities in which we operate
Working together Having energy and enthusiasm Making a difference Being creative and flexible Being compassionate Being honest
The humming bird is the only bird in the world that can fly in every direction, forwards, backwards, sideways and all ways.
The colours represent land and sky, night and day, highlighting that we support people anytime, anywhere and everywhere.