Elba offers a range of choices to enable our members to be in control


Assistance with daily life tasks in and away from family living arrangements

This support incorporates assistance with and/or supervising tasks of daily life in a setting away from an individual’s natural family living environment. It may be either temporary or ongoing. There is a focus on developing an individual’s skills to live as autonomously as possible.

Elba will work with you to develop a plan that outlines how we will support you to meet your personal support needs to achieve your goals. Our Human Resources team works in conjunction with each member to ensure a support worker is employed that will effectively communicate, support and assist you to achieve your goals and aspirations. As each individual is unique our HR team strives to match personality, personal needs and care requirements with those of new support workers.

We offer support during the day and night, through the week and weekends, depending on your requirements. The following is a snapshot of the supports Elba can provide:

  • Assistance with personal care, preparing meals with a focus assisting people to learn new skills, gain or maintain their independence skills
  • Support with daily living activities such as communication, mobility, transport, shopping and purchasing tasks
  • Help to attend medical and other appointments
  • Transport training to gain new skills, confidence and independence in using public transport facilities

Host Family:

Our Host Family arrangement is usually a long-term living arrangement. It is a place our member (the person with a disability) can call ‘home’. The aim is for the member to live a fully inclusive life, while learning new life skills and gain exposure to new and exciting activities. In addition to working towards the member’s personal centred goals to empower them to have a quality lifestyle.

The above arrangement for a Host family can also be of short, medium or long term depending on the member’s needs. The goal is for the member to have a supportive home, to enrich their quality of life and gain new life skills. They can also build on their social contacts, experiences and friendship through various recreation and social activities while maintaining a sense of security in a supportive host family home setting.

Supported shared Living:

An individual with a disability can live in their own home by themselves with a support worker. Support worker provides one to one support on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Shared living – support people living together with the member in the members home, sharing life skills and friendship or in the Support workers home with the member becoming part of the home, each member is unique and so is their shared living arrangements that is designed to give consistency of care with support.

The shared living arrangement can be for short, medium or long term on a permanent basis. Working with the member, the member’s guardian and Elba Inc. with the best interest in mind for Elba’s member to have a quality lifestyle that provides the member with choices empowering them with a rich inclusive life.