Our Philosophy

Our Mission:

FOCAS Shoalhaven holds a vision to work alongside people with disabilities and families that will enable them to obtain a fulfilling life where they are valued as ordinary citizens. FOCAS fosters an environment where people can dream and hold a vision for a good life for themselves and facilitates a pathway for this to occur alongside the person and their family members.

Philosophy:

FOCAS Shoalhaven holds the philosophy that everyone has the right to be the holder of equal status, privileges and expectation of a fulfilling life.

Value Statement:

FOCAS adopts a continuous improvement culture within our organisation to ensure that as a service provider for people with a disability we are continually building on platforms of good practice;

 

FOCAS adopts the need to be flexible and responsive in services provided to individuals to ensure that high levels of outcomes are achieved by the person with a disability;

 

FOCAS recognises the importance of relationships being sustained and built by the individual with a disability and their community and strives to nurture these relationships;

 

FOCAS holds the firm belief that each person with a disability is capable of participating in roles within their communities that are both beneficial and valuable to the community;

 

FOCAS recognises that our community facilitators play a critical role in ensuring that support is delivered to the highest level and that appropriate training and supervision is necessary to achieve this;

 

We believe that a person with a disability has a right to a fulfilling life;

 

We believe we can achieve more by challenging historical approaches in supporting people with a disability;

 

We believe each person should be seen as an individual and that we all have the right different hopes and dreams;

 

We see all people as being able to contribute to society in a valued way;

 

We recognise the importance of walking alongside individuals and families in equal partnership in achieving a fulfilling life the person with a disability.

 

FOCAS Shoalhaven Incorporated encourages all committee members, staff and community volunteers to work co-operatively for the benefit of people with disabilities, within the principles of Normalisation, Social Role Valorisation and equal opportunities, choice, voice and control in their life, privacy– and in a non-discriminatory fashion.

FOCAS strongly promotes independence, self-determination and valued community presence for all.