Our friendly Care Advisory Team is here to meet with you face-to-face, to discuss your needs, help you find the best support worker for you and to be your ongoing point of contact should you have any issues with the care you receive.
They are here to listen to you and work with you to ensure you receive a respectful, high quality service to allow you choice and control over the support you receive.
Charlotte Wyatt – Team Leader, Care Advisors
Kate Coleiro – Care Advisor
Kate has been working within the disability sector for over 15 years, starting her career with a Bachelor of Science in Disability Studies at RMIT.
Kate has spent her career working in a variety of different roles including Case Management, Coordinator of Volunteers, House Supervisor and many years with direct disability support in both day services and home care.
Kate joined Give a Care in January 2018 as a Disability Support Worker and evolved to become a Care Advisor.
Kate is passionate about connecting with families to assist them in ensuring they receive quality care and support.
Trudy Coste – Care Advisor
Trudy has over 20 years of customer service and business management experience across the airline, banking and retail industries.
Trudy’s passion for helping people led her to complete a Certificate IV in Disability and in 2018 she joined the team at Give a Care as a Disability Support Worker.
Trudy has recently moved to a new role as Care Advisor where her experience of working closely with Give a Care clients and their families, together with her customer service skills, will allow Trudy to help ensure that the people she assists are provided with the best support to enhance the quality of their lives.
Trudy is mum to two little girls.
Kate Chapman – Care Advisor
Kate has a BSc in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Science (Counselling), and many years of experience as a case manager within the aged care and disability community sectors.
Kate worked as a volunteer at Lifeline and assisted within the bushfire victim case management service after Black Saturday.
Kate is half Australian and half English and enjoys travelling, running, cooking, yoga and spending time with her husband and young children.
Kate is passionate about supporting people to live a rich quality of life, and to support others to achieve their own personal life goals.
Juliana Cannane – Intake and Administration Assistant
Juliana is an International Studies Graduate, with a passion for Human Rights advocacy. She has gained experience in Sri Lanka fighting for the Tamil cause and has contributed to policy research surrounding Comfort Woman based in Seoul, Korea.
Juliana aims to build a career in the not-for-profit sector, where she can contribute to the empowerment of voiceless people and the fair treatment of vulnerable communities.