CATS strongly supports the principle that people living with disability and their families have genuine personal authority in their lives, to build lifestyles of choice that are characterised by participative citizenship. The best way to achieve this is where people’s support arrangements are tailored around their particular circumstances, needs and aspirations, as such CATS provides an individualised service approach, ensuring that maximum flexibility and personal choice are available to them and their families. It is the aim of CATS to provide quality care in the most appropriate way needed by them, rather than having to fit into a one-size-fits-all generic approach.
Underpinning our service is our commitment to quality, high ethical standards and philosophies of the Disability Services Act. CATS Inc has been successful in attaining and maintaining Certification under the DSQS since its introduction in 2007, with ongoing positive observations in relation to the achievements of the young people, community participation and inclusion and meaningful service user engagement.
This is reflected in our Code of Conduct, policies, vision and mission.
“The Community Access and Transition Service Management and staff are committed to operating our service utilising the highest ethical standards and philosophies of the Disability Services Act. We will strive for fairness and honesty in all our community and business dealings and we will take our ethical responsibilities seriously.”
“Serving the needs of young adults with disabilities in assisting them to achieve dignity and fulfillment through participation in community life.”
“To recognize the potential in young adults with disabilities by promoting dignity, self esteem and a positive image through identifying and developing opportunities and providing support in accessing a range of activities in the community.
To create a positive image by promoting public awareness and encouraging their involvement in working towards achieving maximum potential and independence.
To provide parent, carers and young people with access to information and resources that enables individuals to make informed choices.”