Quality & Safeguarding | About Forward Ability Support

Quality & safeguarding

Forward leads the way in providing quality and safe supports to people with spinal cord injuries.

We do this by using evidence-based, best practice and person-centred supports which are individualised to a person’s goals.

Forward also has a robust Quality Framework which prioritises listening to the people who choose Forward as their service provider, using feedback to continuously improve the way in which we work, and providing quality training and support to our staff.

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Underpinning our Quality Framework are multiple certifications aligned to the appropriate quality standards.

This includes:

ACIS – Australian Community Industry Standard covering our Community Services (Clinical Services, Accommodation and Personal Care)

Forward has met the standards in relation to essential supports (such as personal care and meal preparation), and complex physical support (such as medication administration and management and wound care and management).

AS/NZS ISO 9001 – Quality Management standards covering the operations for BrightSky Australia and Mobility & Functional Support.

Forward has met ISO 9001 standards. This is an internal standard measuring how quality management is embedded within Forward. This includes having the right systems in place to ensure consistent quality in the provision of goods and services.

NDIS Practice Standards

Forward is a registered NDIS provider, having achieved certification against the NDIS Practice Standards. The NDIS Practice Standards aim to build NDIS participant awareness of what quality supports, and services look like, and how they are achieved.

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