People with Disability and their families can thrive, grow and become more resilient with the right amount of support at the right time provided in the right way, so that the person with a disability is supported to have a good life.
Mamre aims to provide flexible support to people with disability, and their families who wish to develop their gifts, passions, interests, friendships, natural networks and life opportunities.
Mamre works alongside families who have a family member with a disability living at home with their natural or adoptive parents and family. We also support individuals with disability who wish to live/currently live in a home of their own and have family members or other loved ones who share the same vision for a good life and are actively involved in the life of their family member with disability.
The person with disability needs to be a permanent resident of Queensland, have a diagnosed disability in accordance with the Disability Services Act 2006 and be residing in Mamre’s defined geographical areas. The person with disability also needs to be registered and assessed with either Disability Services (if over the age of 6) or Queensland Community Care (between the ages of 0-4), or in receipt of approved funding through the NDIS.
When Mamre has capacity to provide support to new individuals and families, Mamre provides the state funding bodies with capacity notification and the relevant funding body then provides Mamre with eligible referrals.
When the NDIS becomes available to people with disability living in Mamre’s geographical area then participants who are provided with an Individual Funding Package are eligible to receive support from Mamre.
When a person with disability and their family is referred to Mamre, the family attends an information session which outlines the ways in which Mamre can work alongside the family to Vision, Plan and utilize their informal networks and funded resources. If the family and Mamre are aligned in relation to sharing similar beliefs, values and goals then the family commences with Mamre. This process is important as it enables the family to self-select whether Mamre is the most relevant service for them.
After the family commences with Mamre then a hosted series of workshops are held for families to attend. Topics vary but can include:
- Human Rights and People with Disability
- Vision and Planning
- Parent Advocacy
- The Authority of Families
- Choice and Control
- Planning for your child’s communication needs
- Socially valued roles
- Social Capital (Social networks, shared values and behaviours which enable and encourage mutual cooperation)
- Getting the best outcomes for your child from your funding resources
- People with Disability and Parents sharing their journeys thus far