Our Philosophy

Our Vision:

People with disabilities and their families can dream and hold a vision for a good life.

Our Mission:

FOCAS Shoalhaven walks alongside people with disabilities and their families with the aim of facilitating a pathway to a fulfilling life where they are valued as ordinary citizens.

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. 

FOCAS Shoalhaven encourages all committee members, staff and community volunteers to work cooperatively 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.

Value Statement:

Fulfilling Lives: Every person has the right to a fulfilling life.

 

Valued Roles: Every person is capable of participation in roles within their communities that are both beneficial and valuable to the community.

 

Individual difference: Each person should be seen as an individual; we all have the right to different hopes and dreams.

 

Relationships: It is important for individuals to sustain and build relationships with others and their community.

 

Flexible & Responsive Services: Services should be flexible and responsive to ensure that high levels of outcomes are achieved by the person with a disability.

 

Walking alongside the individual & families: It is important to walk alongside individuals and their families in equal partnership.

 

Valuing our employees: Support employees play a critical role in ensuring that services are delivered to the highest level and that appropriate training and supervision is necessary to achieve this.

 

Continuous improvement: The organisation embraces a continuous improvement culture to ensure that we are continually building on platforms of good practice.

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.