Have you heard about Companion Card's Onsite Assessment Process?
Companion Card offers onsite assessing for service providers such as disability, special schools and aged care facilities, where there are a large number of people with a life-long disability who don’t participate in the community without a carer.
One of the services that frequently makes use the Companion Card Onsite Assessment process is Jannali neighbourhood Aid. Dianne from Neighbourhood aid told us:
The usual application process was too time consuming for our volunteers. The partnership with Companion Card has made it an easy process for us as they came out and did all the work for us.
It has been a great opportunity to extend our services and create greater opportunities for our clients. Many of our clients need a carer with them which often makes it too expensive for us to take people to events when we have to pay for staff entry. Companion Card means that if someone needs a carer with them, their carer gets free entry.
With groups of eight or more, we are able to come and complete the application forms for the group. We gather permission and the information we need from the service and photos of the individuals being assessed and somewhere to sit.
One of our assessors working with an interpreter at an onsite assessment
Discussing the application process with an applicant