Welcome to Community Living Association Inc
Based in Albany on the south coast of Western Australia, the Community Living Association (CLA) was formed in 1991 and is a non-profit association that provides support for people with disabilities, and their families, to maximise personal well-being, choice and inclusion.
The CLA has a strong commitment to providing a quality valued based
service, and the agency believes all people can live in and contribute to a welcoming and inclusive community.
CLA currently supports in excess of 100 clients, ranging in age from 11 to 70 years, including people with high and multiple support needs; people with sensory, intellectual and cognitive disabilities; people with Autism, and people with physical disabilities including Acquired Brain Injury.
Supports are provided on an individually negotiated basis that fall within the associations' guidelines of service, including:
- Co-resident support
- Daytime and/or overnight support, in or out of home
- Assistance to go out into the local area and/or participate in community activities
- Arranging short stays in holiday accommodation or a support worker's home
- Assisting with recreational and vocational activities
- Assisting with practical tasks and skills development
The person with a disability, and their family, work with the association to determine and manage their own supports, which are regularly adjusted according to people's changing lives and needs.
Our clients are involved in all aspects of planning and managing their supports to the level they wish. This may include identifying and discussing needs, preparing funding applications, annual planning and reviews, choosing support workers, and general decision making.