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: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 8398 4400 or using the contact form HERE
Coronavirus information for HCO Community
Supporting people living with disability.
Who we are.
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.
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.
Genuine connections that help our clients achieve their best life possible.
We respect, value and promote the rights of others
We act with transparency, honesty and fairness
We celebrate and embrace the differences in people
We support our Clients to exercise their rights and responsibilities
We promote choices and independence in everything we do
Supported Independent Living
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need Help with the NDIS?
Talk to us about how we can assist you to navigate your way through your NDIS journey.
As a timely refresher about hygiene and infection control, please take some time to watch this short Dept of Health PPE video, featuring Alison McMillan, Australia’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, demonstrating how and when to wear personal protective equipment...
Earlier this month HCO CEO Sue Horsnell had a radio interview on local station Hills Radio 88.9 discussing our 25th Anniversary, the services we provide and information about the NDIS.
At HCO we would like to reassure you of all the usual procedures, in addition to the extra steps we will be implementing to ensure that we can continue to support our Clients and their families in these uncertain times. We are complying with all standards as advised...
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:
- 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.”
“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.”
“HCO provides a supportive and caring environment….a second family!”
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.
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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.