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Oyster Care ACNC Registered Charity

Have you ever wondered if your support truly makes a difference? Oyster Care, a registered charity with a powerful vision, answers that question with a resounding yes. Dedicated to empowering people with disabilities across regional and metropolitan NSW, we translate our vision into action through a comprehensive range of services.

Transparency and accountability are core values at Oyster Care. Our proud position as a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) guarantees that every resource entrusted to them directly benefits our mission: empowering individuals with disabilities and fostering inclusive communities. Your support for Oyster Care has a guaranteed impact. Our registered charity status ensures responsible use of your contributions, giving you peace of mind and maximising the positive change you can help create.

This blog dives into the heart of Oyster Care’s mission. From early learning programs that nurture young minds to independent living support that empowers individuals, Oyster Care offers a helping hand across various stages of life. But how can you be sure your contribution truly makes a difference?

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The Significance of Being a Registered Charity

Knowing Oyster Care is a registered charity gives you peace of mind. When you choose to donate or volunteer your time, you can be confident that your support directly translates into making a positive impact. Every contribution, big or small, fuels our mission to create a brighter future for people with disabilities.

What Does This Mean for You?

Knowing Oyster Care is a registered charity assures you that your donations or support will directly contribute to empowering individuals with disabilities and fostering inclusive communities.

Our website states our core values of celebrating diversity and leaving no one behind. These values are central to everything we do. Here’s how we fulfil our charitable mission:

1. Providing Essential Services

We offer a comprehensive range of programs focused on independent living, early learning, disability support, and community services.

Independent Living Support:

Our inclusive early learning programs provide a nurturing environment for all children, featuring individualised learning plans and fostering social and emotional development. Every child can learn and thrive in this supportive setting.

Tailored disability support services encompass personal care assistance, communication support, and navigating the NDIS system to access essential resources. This ensures individuals receive the specific help they need to live fulfilling lives.

Early Learning Programs:

Our inclusive early learning programs nurture all children, fostering a love of learning and building the skills needed for independent living. This foundation continues throughout our diverse range of services.We collaborate on personalised independent living plans, empower individuals to manage their finances and navigate public transport, and offer tailored disability support – from personal care to communication assistance. We even help individuals navigate the NDIS system to access the resources they deserve.

Community Services:

Oyster Care fosters a vibrant community where individuals with disabilities can connect, learn, and grow.

  1. Social support groups: These offer a space for shared experiences and building meaningful friendships.
  2. Recreational activities: Activities like sports clubs, art programs, and music therapy spark joy and ignite hidden talents.

Our employment assistance programs empower individuals to develop valuable skills and find fulfilling careers, fostering a sense of accomplishment and independence.

 

But inclusion goes beyond activities – we also hold workshops that equip individuals with the tools to advocate for themselves, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are protected.

 

At Oyster Care, we believe a strong community is the foundation for a truly empowered life.

2. Advocacy and Collaboration

We believe that people with disabilities deserve a voice, and we work tirelessly to ensure they are heard. We collaborate with government and non-government organisations on a range of advocacy initiatives.

For example, we actively support the “Closing the Gap” initiative, which aims to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities. We participate in multiple initiatives such as:

  1. Consultations
  2. Submit policy recommendations, and
  3. Raise awareness about the specific challenges faced by this community

One success story involved our collaboration with a local Aboriginal health service. Through our combined efforts, we secured funding for a culturally appropriate disability support program specifically tailored to the needs of the First Nations community.

This program resulted in a significant increase in independent living skills and community participation among participants. We believe this is just one example of the positive impact achievable through advocacy and collaboration.

3. Building Strong Partnerships

We know we can’t achieve our goals alone. That’s why we collaborate with a dedicated team of over 300 staff members across NSW. Their passion and expertise are the foundation of our success.

Our dedicated team includes a wide range of talented individuals such as:

  1. Disability support workers with specialised qualifications (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology)
  2. Experienced early learning educators for children of diverse abilities
  3. Business and administration staff keeping our services running smoothly
  4. Community development workers fostering inclusion through relationship-building

We’ve also fostered strong connections with over 20,000 individuals in regional NSW’s First Nations community. This partnership is crucial for ensuring our services are culturally appropriate and meet the specific needs of diverse communities. We work closely with community leaders and organisations to develop culturally sensitive programs and ensure accessibility.

Be Part of The Change With Oyster Care

Empowerment starts with action. Make a difference by donating, volunteering your skills, or spreading awareness about Oyster Care’s mission of inclusion. Together, we can build a brighter future where everyone thrives.

Together, we can build a brighter future where everyone feels empowered and valued. Visit our website or reach out today to learn more about how you can be a part of the Oyster Care community!

Verifying Our Charity Status:

For complete transparency, you can always confirm our registered charity status through the ACNC Charity Register.

It’s important to note that we have two entities:

Oyster Care Foundation Pty Ltd (ABN 84 648 338 809): This is the registered charity arm of Oyster Care.

Oyster Care Pty Ltd (ABN 21 643 025 218): This entity is a registered NDIS provider, allowing us to deliver NDIS services to eligible participants.

We at Oyster Care are committed to transparency and accountability. Knowing we’re a registered charity allows you to be confident that your support contributes directly to making a positive impact in the lives of people with disabilities.

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