Give a Care is a disability support service provider operating in Melbourne’s Bayside Peninsula region. What makes Give a Care unique, is that it was founded by someone with a disability, Jeff Shaw, who has been living with an acquired brain injury for over 10 years.

Driven by a passion for more respectful and quality care, Jeff’s vision is for Give a Care to provide a range of services that empower people with a disability to make choices to live fulfilling lives.

What makes Give a Care different to other disability service providers?

Firstly and most importantly, we truly Give a Care, and our client’s needs come first. We spend a lot of time personally matching support workers with clients, so we get the right match based on our client’s requirements.

Secondly, Give a Care is founded by a person who has a disability, who has lived experience of what it’s like to access service providers and understands how difficult and frustrating it can be. Give a Care was created to enable people living with a disability to feel empowered and to live more fulfilling lives.

Our Support Workers

We have a vast group of support workers coming from all walks of life. We find out about the support workers interests, hobbies and culture to match with our clients needs and interests.

All Give a Care support workers have an up to date National Police Check. Working with Children Check and meet all state requirements. We provide induction training to all new support workers so they are well equipped with the right skills and values to provide quality support to our clients.

If you already have a great support worker, we can employ them on your behalf.

Advocacy

Jeff is passionate about self-advocacy for people living with a disability.

He regularly represents the broad views of people with a disability and is a member of various advisory groups and committees representing people with a disability.

These include:

• Speak Up Bayside Self-advocacy – Bayside Council
• Brain Injury Matters – Self- advocacy organisation
• Self-Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)

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