Auscare support is excited to introduce you to Dianne Wallace. Dianne is one of the Support Coordinators assisting NDIS participants in the Southern Highlands, Goulburn/Mulwaree, Illawarra, and Wollondilly regions.
Dianne is passionate about assisting her clients to achieve their goals, build their capacity, and exercise choice and control over the supports they receive and how they receive them.
Dianne has significant experience working in the disability sector.
She has worked in a wide variety of roles, including occupational therapist, social planner, manager, educator with diverse disability organisations, and as a trainer, consultant, and coach in her own business.
Dianne recently joined Auscare Support as a Support Coordinator. The most rewarding part of her role is being able to assist and support clients to achieve their goals and improve their situation through listening, understanding, and providing options for them to choose the solution that works best for them.
Dianne unwinds by watching good British crime shows, cooking for friends, sharing the meal, and having fun and conversation. She owns an Italian Greyhound called Huey who enjoys long walks and warm fires.
Auscare Support is proud of its reputation for providing the highest level of service to our clients. If you are an NDIS participant looking to engage a Support Coordinator or a service provider exploring Support Coordination services on behalf of a client, please contact Dianne today.
Want to learn more about Dianne? Please read on...
A Moment with Dianne Wallace
Why did you pursue a career in the disability sector?
As a student, I went to visit a disability services facility in Queensland and saw the huge need to improve the quality of life of the people living there. I also saw that much could be done to change people’s lives.
What do you like most about working at Auscare Support?
Auscare is totally focused on supporting their clients. They are a great team who work together to achieve positive outcomes for their clients.
As a girl my favourite book was ‘Pollyanna.’ I remember getting lost in ‘Gone with the Wind’ as a teenager on holidays and doing nothing else but read it until I finished it. I found a book at an airport book store called, ‘No Place for a Nervous Lady,’ which is a compilation of diaries written by women who came to Australia in mid-to-late 1880’s, documenting their adventures and how they made a new life in regional and remote Australia. I find reading good for my soul. It is a privilege to learn of life from others sharing their story.
Carole King and her song, ‘Beautiful’ – her music and lyrics have always inspired me.
Do you have a favourite saying or inspirational quote?
"The glass is always half full."
Do you have any pets?
An Italian Greyhound called Huey – he is 5 years old and a great companion. Huey loves people, getting out for a walk and stopping to say hello to people and other dogs.
Do you have any hobbies?
Cooking , going for a long walk on the weekend and meeting people, stopping to chat, and enjoying the surroundings.
If you could invite anyone to a dinner party (past or present), who would they be?
I am a great fan of the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. They are in their 80’s, use their voice to advocate on community issues and are role models for many of us decades younger than them.
Roast lamb with baked vegetables.
Favourite holiday destination...
Vietnam – went on a motor bike tour 5 years ago for 15 days – best holiday ever! The people, food, countryside and riding a motor bike. It was a great adventure!
Don't just take our word for it
“Finally! A provider of Support Coordination with sound knowledge of their role and comprehension of how the NDIS framework operates. I can now spend more quality time with my son, trusting that the plan we have worked so hard to achieve will be under Auscare Support’s Guidance.”
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