Meet the team - Give a Care

Meet The Team

Our Management Team

Jeff Shaw

Founder & CEO

Jeff spent over 25 years as a commercial plasterer, including 5 years dedicated purely to carpentry. Jeff owned and managed businesses and worked on major projects in Melbourne and Canberra. 

In 2013, Jeff’s desire to make a difference in the disability sector drove him to start Give a Care, and empower people living with disability.

Jeff is heavily involved with many Advocacy Groups, and resources that will benefit our clients immensely.
Understanding our clients’ needs from the inside out is what truly makes Give a Care a unique service provider. Jeff’s vision for Give a Care is to give all people living with a disability the chance to share his experience of what it’s like to have real control to choose what they want to do with their life.

Jeff 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 – (Bayside Council Funded) Self Advocacy Group
• United Brains – Self Advocacy
• With close ties to SARU the Self Advocacy Resource Unit based at Ross house

Give a Care ensures that clients feel empowered and included in the community. All of this is thanks to Jeff’s ideas, dreams and commitment. 

Jacquline Smith

Support Coordination & Psychosocial Recovery Coach Manager

Jacquline has a Diploma in Disability and a Certificate in Community Disability Studies. She has worked in the disability sector in Canada for 14 years and has experience in various roles in the Disability field. This has given her a wealth of knowledge to serve Give A Care as Manager for Support Coordinators and Psychosocial Recovery coaches.

Jacquline is very caring, generous and promotes herself as an advocate for individuals who have no voice of their own. In her spare time she runs a music group on social media to make a difference in the lives of the under privileged families in India, organising music competitions funded by members on the group.

Jacquline believes what Nelson Mandela said “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference”. 

Give a Care acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Give a Care is working towards Rainbow Tick accreditation. Rainbow Tick Accreditation provides assurance to LGBTI consumers and staff that an organisation will be responsive to their needs.

Give a Care is a TAC, WorkSafe and NDIS Accredited Service Provider

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