Admission Criteria for Services

The admissions criteria is fully documented on forms SD01, SD02 and SD02A. These forms can be found in the table below but we'll give you a brief outline of the process.

Normally the first approach to apply for services at WIDA is either through a referral from a Social Worker or, a request from the applicants family. This may be followed up contacted by a WIDA Social Worker.

Once a referral is received the service user, guardian or, nominated person will be given the necessary forms for completion. They will also be invited to view the respite house with their family or nominated person.

If they are happy to continue the referral the individual is invited to attend respite usually on a gradual basis for the first visit. This will depend on the each persons needs.

Planned respite is offered at the end of each year. Service users receive approximately two weeks respite during the year. An "Assessment of Needs" tool is completed by a WIDA social worker to identify high priority users who may require additional respite. Any cancellations that we may have will be offered to applicants who have been identified as high priority, provided, that they are suitable to join a current group availing of respite.

Document No. Click on Document for Access
SD-01 SD-01 Admission Enquiries
SD-03 SD-03 Assessment and Person Centred Planning for SUs
SD-14 SD-14 Protectionand Prevention of Abuse
SD-14a SD-14a Child Protection and Welfare
SD-17 SD-17 Human Rights Enhancement Committee
SD-28 SD-28 Education Training and Development
C4-015 C4-015 Contractors On Site Record
C4-017 C4-017 Daily Living ans Needs Assessment Form
C4-095 C4-095 Service Provision Agreement
PC-14 PC-14 Provision of Information to Service Users
QP-10 QP-10 Service Users Charter of Rights
QP-47 QP-47 Human Rights

Emergency respite can be offered. You can find more information on this in forms SD01. Emergency respite is dependant on the following:

  1. The compatibility between the identified needs of the applicant and the focus of the particular service which could be made available.
  2. The adequacy of the resource base within the service to adequately address the applicants service needs without compromising the service capacity to address the needs of the current users of the service.
  3. The impact on current service users of admitting a new user.