First Service Inc - About
FIRST - Our Vision
To be the leaders in the provision of quality individualised support, development and training for people living with a disability.
FIRST believes all people have the right to participate in and contribute to society.
FIRST strives to meet the needs of individuals, improve quality of life, focus on ability, promote community awareness and acceptance, empower people with disabilities, their families and indeed the whole community to address in a positive manner disability related issues.
Our Commitment Is
Provide meaningful training opportunities across a wide range of interests that are realistic, achievable and fun
Provide meaningful community engagement opportunities
Provide a friendly, inclusive and fun environment
To be a positive leader within the NDIS by providing quality, user friendly information and support to our members.
To ensure the delivery of quality services through staff development and training that supports the best possible outcome for our members.
To assist members to achieve their individual goals and objectives through community participation and training.
To ensure the delivery of a quality service consistent with the Mission Statement.
To encourage each individual to have the choice of a range of activities.
To enhance the delivery of a quality service.
Structure of the organisation
Our service is member driven, from input at Management Committee level, through to input through the Members Consultative Committee and individual feed-back.
Each member works to a support plan that is tailored to their needs and wants. Members, families, caregivers and staff provide input into the plan that is upgraded annually. The support plans are adjusted to suit the members progress more frequently if required.
27 Kelly Street, Eagleby: Purpose built and spacious premises that are fully wheelchair accessible. Members have their own shade house, arts space, wheelchair accessible gardens, computer room and sensory room. There is also access to the nearby Fryar Road Community Centre, which is a huge space ideal for music and/or larger events and the Fryar Road Community Gardens.
Unit 38, 17 Cairns Street, Loganholme: An ideal training and pre-vocational centre located in a commercial area with local businesses. It has a training room for face to face learning, as well as two large working spaces for various projects.
Registered courses are:
Certificate I in Life Skills 10247NAT
Certificate I in Business BSB10115
Certificate I in Visual Arts CUA10315
Certificate II in Visual Arts CUA20715
Your Life Your Choice
FIRST is registered to provide this self-directed Disability Services option. As we believe this option shouldn't erode your funding, our administration charges are lower than most that are available. Please contact us for more details.
Self-directed funding is an option provided by FIRST where the person and/or family of the person have greater control over their allocated funding. An example might be the employment of a support worker for personal support or a domestic worker for household assistance. While this may be time consuming it can be a cost-effective option.
The Commonwealth Government has committed to implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is expected that the scheme will be fully operational by the end of 2019. While various trials have been conducted, there is still a long way to go before we have full implementation and all issues are resolved, so we are looking at a long transition period during which the State Government will continue to fund services. FIRST ensure that we are keeping up to date with on the progress of the NDIS transition, so please contact us if you want more detail.
Please contact us for specific information on this option.
To enrol or get further information please contact F.I.R.S.T. on 07 3382 6923 or contact F.I.R.S.T. by email.