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Mandy De Cesare is HenderCare’s National Allied Health Services Manager. As an Occupational Therapist herself, Mandy has 29 years’ experience in assisting people living with disability and older persons.

In this short Q&A Mandy sits down to explain why HenderCare is now offering allied health services and delves deeper into the range of services on offer.

Thomasina (Tommie) Williams is a member of HenderCare’s Allied Health team. Working as our Senior Play Therapist, Tommie sat down to explain what play therapy is and how it can benefit children with a disability. In this brief Q&A, she covers the basics of play therapy and provides parents and caregivers with some tips about what to look for when selecting a play therapist.

HenderCare's disability ambassador, Rachael Leahcar recently sat down with one of our fantastic clients, Liam and his mum, Gemma. Watch to learn more about the services HenderCare provides in the community. 

At HenderCare, we know the difference that Community Support Workers make in the lives of NDIS participants. We were thrilled when singer, Rachael Leahcar sat down with HenderCare client, Molly and her mum Michele recently to learn more about the positive impact that Community Support Worker, Jackie has had in Molly's life. An absolutely lovely story.

THE number of South Australians with NDIS packages has reached almost 25,000 – but only just over half are spending their money on services.The 59 per cent utilisation rate of approved funding lags behind the national rate of 69 per cent. Experts say the system is so confusing for many, they simply don’t know where to spend the money.

While most of us will be taking a break and tucking into the turkey and mince pies over Christmas, thousands of Australians will be working throughout the holidays including an army of carers providing vital support to people at a time when it’s most needed.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has created a huge change in the way Australians with disabilities access care and support services. The NDIS provides people with a permanent and significant disability under 65 years access to support services that help them take part in everyday activities and achieve their goals.

Thank you to the Sunday Mail for this great story on the weekend. The story highlights the importance of matching clients to the best suited team members and creating a continuity of service for a supported relationship. 


The NDIS has published a case study exploring how collaboration and innovative thinking from digital start-ups are making a real difference to people with disability. 

Tuan is one of our valued Disability Support Workers in South Australia. Here, he shares his experiences supporting NDIS participants in reaching their goals. If you've ever wondered about the types of activities that HenderCare can support you with, this is definitely the story for you.