Darryl’s Den staff, volunteers, clients and visitors are responsible for contributing to a safe and supportive environment.
Darryl’s Den is committed to supporting the following behaviors:
The Darryl’s Den approach to clients is:
A person-centered planning approach considers the person with a disability as the “centre” rather than simply the “focus”. This approach is viewed through the perspective of the disabled person in order to determine what people need, what support is required and how to obtain this support.
The seven touchstones of person-centered planning are:
Darryl’s Den is very sensitive to the experiences of families, friends and carers. Decisions are made by the person and their nominated “supporter” (if required or desired). A “supporter” can be family members, partners, friends, carers and advocates. Should the person not be able to make decisions due to cognitive impairment then their key “supporters” must be involved.
Great value is also gained from creating an enriched environment, which includes the following six characteristics: