I Am Here disability respite care
We love to meet new people. We treat our guests like part of our family. We are a home away from home.
I Am Here was founded by two mothers whose sons had experienced the trauma of an ABI. Through contact with others in the same situation, they came to see the need for a place that gave carers and their loved ones a real break, an opportunity to rejuvenate.
The original house was established in 1996 as Hunter Brain Injury Respite Options (HunterBIRO). Through the tireless efforts of the committee, volunteers and caring professionals, the house has established a reputation as a special place for guests and their carers.
The name change to I Am Here marks an exciting next step in the evolution of the service. Plans are well underway to expand the service's capacity to include new day programs, and a sensory garden that will create a unique resort environment for guests.
These values are the pillars of our care philosophy, the touchstones for everything we do
+ Respect - for our guests, their families and carers, our staff and volunteers.
+ Hospitality - creating a warm, caring environment that ensures our guests feel truly welcome, safe and valued.
+ Flexibility - ensuring that the specific needs of each guest are individually catered for to make a stay with us as enjoyable and beneficial as possible.
+ Dedication - maintaining a continual commitment to the care, comfort and wellbeing of our guests at all times.
To provide flexible, first-rate respite services based on the unique needs of each guest, their families and carers.
To maintain a genuine, caring environment that respects and supports each individual guest.
To give our guests opportunities for personal empowerment, a sense of achievement and improved quality of life through tailored individual and group activities and care.
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