Please note:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the safety and wellbeing for staff and visitors HCO’s head office at 76 Hutchinson St Mt Barker is closed to the general public until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please keep connected to us by: E: mail@hco.net.au P: 8398 4400 or using the contact form HERE

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Coronavirus information for HCO Community

Supporting people living with disability.

Who we are.

HCO is an independent and not-for-profit specialist disability service provider.

We’re built on genuine connections with the people we support and our community.

Our highly skilled team work alongside people living with disability and families, to help them live their best life, the way they want.

What we do.

Help enable quality home and community life through:

  • Supported Independent Living
  • In-home Support
  • Short-Term Accommodation
  • Community Access Programs
  • Support Coordination.

We work with children, adults and young people living with disability and families, so talk to us about how we can best meet your needs.

Our Mission.

To work quietly in and with the community alongside people living with disability and their families, supporting them to exercise their own life choices and aspirations.

Our Vision.

Genuine connections that help our clients achieve their best life possible.

OUR VALUES

Human dignity

We respect, value and promote the rights of others

Integrity

We act with transparency, honesty and fairness

Diversity

We celebrate and embrace the differences in people

Citizenship

We support our clients to exercise their rights and responsibilities

Self-determination

We promote choices and independence in everything we do

OUR SERVICES

Supported Independent Living

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We provide access to housing and support for people living with a disability to live on their own or with others as independently as possible. Support is provided by qualified, skilled staff for up to 24/7, to help people achieve their individual goals.

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Community
Access

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Enjoy an excellent range of individual and group activities for adults living with disability. With a strong focus on the creative and performing arts, with choices from recreation, dance, music, woodwork, gardening, swimming and catering.
Talk to us about individual programs for adults, children and young people based on your goals.

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In-home
Support

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We offer personalised support to people living independently in the community. Some typical areas of support by qualified, skilled staff might include:

  • Menu plan and meal preparation
  • Managing household tasks
  • Assisting with budgeting, shopping and with personal care.

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Short-term Accommodation

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People with disability who live with their families can enjoy short-term accommodation in a purpose-built home in Mt Barker, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Guests can stay overnight or for longer periods based on your family’s needs and experience a home away from home environment.

We offer other break options too. Call us so we can help with your needs.

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Support
Coordination

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Children and adults with an NDIS plan are can access our Support Coordinators, who are here to help you understand and implement plans. We can assist you to source community and funded supports, and works with you to contact providers, maintain the right supports on your NDIS journey.

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Need Help with the NDIS?

Talk to us about how we can assist you to navigate your way through your NDIS journey.

Stay Connected

Employment opportunity

Employment opportunity

HCO requires the services of experienced Level 2 Disability Support Workers to support our growing number clients in both Adelaide Hills and Western Adelaide.

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Staying Safe Workshop

Staying Safe Workshop

In line with HCO’s commitment to keep it’s clients free from violence and abuse, on the 16th January staff from the South Australian Council on Intellectual Disability (SACID) presented their ‘Staying Safe’ workshop.

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International celebration

International celebration

The International day of People with Disability is celebrated on the 3rd December. With the help of Mission Australia we joined in the fun at an event in Mount Barker which included a sausage sizzle, lawn games, raffle and much more!

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Innovative Programs

Connect with others through our Neighbourhood Links Program

HCO is offering free to you:
A community peer support group & facilitator.
A fun way to meet others in the community and make use of what your community can do for you.

Who can join?

People living with an intellectual disability or learning difficulties if you are living independently or want to achieve independence.

Come and meet new people and learn about fun and exciting things to do!

Be a part of it!

What you need to do:

  • Participate
  • Bring your ideas
  • Share the fun
  • Be prepared to make friends
  • Discover and enjoy what’s in your local community
  • Engage in monthly catch ups with other participants

For more information and details on how to participate please download a copy of the Neighbourhood Links brochure.

What people are saying about us

“My experience with HCO has been fantastic. They have taken on board all requirements for my son who is loving both respite and Day Option programs. All staff are approachable and go out of their way to cater for our needs. Thank you HCO.”
– Gill

“HCO support my sister in housing and activities and we find their carers to be wonderfully caring and supportive, both to Rachael and our family, allowing her to have a happy fulfilling life by meeting her short and long term goals.”
– Wendy

“HCO provides a supportive and caring environment….a second family!”

– Carol

Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on 4 April 2019 with the signing of the Letter Patent (which include the terms of reference) by the Governor-General.

The Royal Commission’s terms of reference cover what should be done to:

  • Prevent, and better protect, people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Achieve best practice in reporting and investigating of, and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Promote a more inclusive society that supports the independence of people with disability and their right to live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The inquiry will cover all forms of violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of, people with disability, in all settings and contexts.

Royal Commission Newsletter

This newsletter will help keep you up-to-date with everything going on at the Royal Commission.

Connect Newsletter – First edition

Connect With Us

Give us a call on 8398 4400 or fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

If you would like to work with us, please use the contact form on the Work with us page.

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We acknowledge the Peramangk People and the Kaurna People as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work. We respect their cultural beliefs, their Elders past and present and their spiritual connection with Country.