Building relationships that make the difference

A chance for all the staff to get together

A room set ablaze with dynamic discussions of dreams, values and purpose. Assembling goals cascading from far-reaching visions was the topic of the day.

A packed house feverishly dissolved information, discussed its application and shared melting stories of exceeding expectations. Strategies at the ready, ping-ponging SWOT methods, we pondered on how best to measure progress on supporting people to achieve their goals.

The wealth of talent, skill and passion that lies within our team of support workers was the prominent realization of the day. ‘I want to give her the world’ Sarah Formentan commenting on her ambition to source new experiences and opportunities for the person she supports.

Kaleidoscopes of spoken thoughts echoed the four walls of Bakers House. Eve Delargie, found the day to be’ informative and very useful to hear the perspective of a person working within the sector but also a mother of a daughter with disability’.

Top Takeaways

  1. Involvement and working in partnership is the key. Support workers will now be involved in the support planning process.
  2. Communication goes two-ways! We aim to focus on our communication processes and this works both ways. Feedback is encouraged. It is valuable. It will be taken on board.
  3. Don’t miss the next Staff Development Day! Directions is underpinned by the core value of relationships. We value the people that work here.

The Staff Development Day is a dedicated space to learn from and with each other.

To reiterate Elizabeth’s sentiment on the day; ‘we are here to build and develop Directions together. Without you there is no organisation’.

Individualised Services

Directions provides relationship-based, personalised and individually tailored supports right across the Perth Metropolitan area.

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Therapy Services

Directions is a registered general and specialist therapy provider delivering: Speech Pathology;  Physiotherapy; Social Work; Psychology and Occupational Therapy.


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Host Family

Host families invite a person with a disability  to be part of their family and daily lives. This can be a great catalyst for social and community inclusion and long lasting relationships.

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Directions assists people with a disability who like to spend time together to form their own groups with similar interests and enthusiasm.

Directions also runs the fabulous Teenspirit.


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