Give a Care is a disability support service provider operating in the South and East suburbs of Melbourne. Give a Care is unique because it was founded by someone with a disability, Jeff Shaw, who has been living with an acquired brain injury for over 10 years.
Driven by a passion for more respectful and quality care, Jeff’s vision is for Give a Care to provide a range of services that empower people with a disability to make choices to live fulfilling lives.
What makes Give a Care different to other disability service providers?
Firstly and most importantly, we truly Give a Care, and our clients’ needs come first. We spend a lot of time personally matching support workers with clients, so we get the right match based on our client’s requirements.
Secondly, Give a Care is founded by a person who has a disability, who has lived experience of what it’s like to access service providers and understands how difficult and frustrating it can be. Give a Care was created to enable people living with a disability to feel empowered and to live more fulfilling lives.
What We Do
At Give a Care we know that having choice over you care is what counts. That’s why we provide you with a selection of services that empower you to lead the life you choose.
We offer a range of services including support coordination, disability support workers, core supports, group activities, plan support and recovery coaches.
Jeff is passionate about self-advocacy for people living with a disability.
Jeff regularly represents the broad views of people with a disability and is a member of various advisory groups and committees representing people with a disability.
- Speak Up Bayside Self-advocacy – Bayside Council
- Brain Injury Matters – Self- advocacy organisation
- Self-Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU)