WE DO MORE THAN YOU THINK
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
MULTI SERVICES FOR THE WIDER COMMUNITY.
Even though we spend a lot of time out doors we do not permit smoking on the job site or while participants are attending our services. Our past experience with this habit is that it can have a high uptake with other participants as well as major health risks to smokers and non smokers. Full knowledge of the whereabouts and hence safety of our participants is paramount to our organisation so we simply cannot allow participants to wander off site to indulge in smoking. We promote healthy living and lifestyle choices.
We support all individuals and have a zero tolerance for bullying or any other form of degrading practices. We actively lobby for the empowerment of women in all aspects of life and teach respect for all genders and orientations.
We do not base our practices in this area on any religious beliefs or ideals. We simply believe that all people should be treated with respect in order to create and foster a harmonious community.
We have policies in regards to sex education and frank discussions about acceptable behaviour in the wider community.
Pornography of any sort is not tolerated and can result in the refusal of services for those who engage in its use and distribution. Access to this material via phones or internet by participants or instructors will not be tolerated by DC Man Cave Limited.The degrading and violent nature of this material towards women and minorities does nothing to empower the community and its members.
We are registered to perform a wide range of duties under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). We are approved for many different services that can be delivered in house and out of house. Services such improving access for homes as well as programs such as musical programs, instrument building, arts and sculpture, all aspects of beekeeping, mechanical repairs and restorations of old machines and much more.
If you have an idea for a service that you need or wish to participate in, we can be the conduit to your dreams!!! Contact us and float your ideas past our lateral thinking staff and see what eventuates.
We have strong community links in our area and can draw on them to achieve outcomes that no other service in the area can.
Our personal approach to inclusive society has been forged over many years of local activities. Local Arts and Farmers markets are credited with the input of our instructors. They were instumental in the early formation of these events. Other activities such as Gardavalia, Open studios, Ficcofolia Festival, have all had direct input and participation by our instructors.
DC Man Cave Limited operates on an instructor "buddy" system. This means that for every day's activities there are at least two instructors operating together to ensure oversight of safety protocols and practices. In the event of any mishap there is always an instructor handy to take control of any situation and make safe any possible safety problems. We are covered by Work Safe even though we do not employ our participants. We do this because they are in a workplace environment and safety procedures still need to be diligently observed.
SAFTEY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEEDURES.
If you think we are a Mens Shed then you may be wrong to a degree. We do not just cater for men. In fact we actively seek participants of both men and women. Half or our instructors are women, we promote the empowerment of women in all aspects of society. We believe in and practice equal pay for our instructors both women and men.
Our programs are numerous and as a result we have many different work environments. We travel around the country side and are not bound by any one site for extended periods of time.
In the past we have been called upon to offer assistance to individuals who have no other form of assistance they can call upon. This is part of our involvement in the wider community and individual empowerment practices.
In the past we have been called on to attend birthday events, funerals, and even trips to hospitals out of hours. We have also been asked to lobby other third parties on behalf of individuals to enable them to live happier and fuller lives. We have submitted requests on behalf of individuals to ensure their rights are not taken away or abused.
All of these activities are our commitment to the long term happiness and support for independent living of our participants.
All our jobs and programs are safety and risk assessed. Individuals are very closely supervised while operating any form of hand or power tool. As well as safe work practices, we observe and monitor the use of hand tools to ensure that injury and misuse do not occur.
NON SMOKING WORKPLACE.
SUPPORT ISSUES OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY
While we do not claim to be mental health workers we can offer our understanding and positive reinforcement of good choices. Sometimes just knowing that someone cares enough and has the time to listen and work through some of the difficulties can be all it takes to have a beneficial outcome.
Depression and other issues that can become overwhelming if left unchecked, are constantly monitored to ensure long term good mental health. Regularly enquiring about personal life and feelings are at the front of our discussions in the workplace. This delivers a very informal and frank discussion about personal experiences. Instructors often offer their own personal experiences as an example of empathising and help solve the participants problems. By identifying and drawing parallels to themselves instructors form friendships that continue even after individuals leave the organisation. We focus on our similarities and not our differences.
As part of our services we also offer networks of other services and organisations. If a participant requests information about a service or a problem, we will always endeavour to do our very best to help that individual or group achieve a positive outcome.
We believe in good life choices and empowerment of the individuals we work with.
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
INFORMATION, EDUCATION AND REFERRAL
HELPING INDIVIDUALS OUTSIDE OF DC MAN CAVE LIMITED.