High Quality Home Services in the Community throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. Providing the highest quality of services that promotes the freedom to remain comfortable in your own home.
To make a difference for participants, their families and carers by positively impacting the lives of people who require our support
Our service can give you exactly what you want. When you want at the time convenient for you and have everything done your way.
Together we can create a community, where:
- Quality and enjoyment is fulfilled
- Individuals are valued and well supported
- Positive relationships are built
- A high quality service is delivered that meets the needs of our clients
- To enable individualises to live life their way
- Our team are known for their excellence, their friendliness and their commitment to our organisation, our mission and values
> We value people
We put participants at the heart of everything we do
> We aim higher
We are resilient and always have the courage to always do better
> We grow together
We work together to deliver quality outcomes
> We take care
We own what we do and we do the right thing
- We deliver services the way we would want them delivered to our loved ones.
- We just don’t provide a support worker we match a support worker.
- We listen to what you want and consider your goals.
- Our services are flexible which means they are tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
- We are able to provide support for people with complex needs through to those who require less intensive assistance to enable you to live your life your way.
In Home Care was short-listed as a top 3 Finalist for the Banyule BestBiz Awards 2015! @BanyuleCouncil A Very big thank you to all of those who voted for In Home Care and for all the support we continuously receive. Congratulations to us… Go team In Home Care #NDIS #Inhomecare Read more about the night at http://ow.ly/TYCFl
Rebecca Ridd grew up in an entrepreneurial family. Her parents own a group of child care centres in Melbourne, giving her a taste of what it could mean to work for herself in the care sector. From this background, Rebecca started her own business, Absolute In Home Care, in 2012. Always keen to ‘keep the business side of things on track’, she undertook Small Business Victoria’s Business Planning for Growth workshop which, she says, helped her configure the business so it was prepared for major changes in the Australian care industry.
Absolute In Home Care operates throughout Victoria, with a focus in Melbourne and Geelong. It offers services such as help with NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme/Disability Care and Child Care, Respite Care, Nannying Care for children, Aged Care, Companion Care, Cleaning support for Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkCover compensation recipients. The business also provides a variety of services to help people care for themselves, loved ones, maintain their home, participate in the community and link into other services.
Absolute In Home Care has grown to such an extent that it now has hundreds of clients on the books, and was recognised as a finalist in both the Banyule BestBiz Awards in 2015 and in the 2016 Powercor Geelong Business Excellence Awards.
Rebecca attributes her success to the fact that she can talk to her family about any aspects of her business and they will understand, plus she says, she has a very strong vision.
"I like to map out a vision every six or twelve months. I put it in writing and enjoy reflecting and analysing on past and future visions. It gives focus for where I and the company are going and what is to be expected. I have a personal vision and a business vision. I often share my vision with my team and close family then my employees and family know and have a better understanding of my expectations and where I am heading."
While Rebecca has a commitment to achieve her business’ vision, in a practical sense she had identified that her main business challenge was to prepare for the new system of funding people in need of care – the NDIS.
"The NDIS is a total paradigm shift for the care sector. Instead of funding organisations and businesses, it funds the individuals requiring care. I knew we had to be ready to work within this unknown environment, so set about investigating ways we could get the business ready."
Rebecca already had ‘an excellent’ mentor through the Small Business Mentoring Service, but realised she needed specialist skills development training.
After researching possibilities Rebecca undertook the Business Planning for Growth Small Business Victoria Workshop through local host organisation, the Banyule City Council.
She says she chose this particular workshop because she thought the workshop leader’s profile looked like he could help make sense of the new funding model and how she could translate that operationally.
"And he more than delivered. I wanted to hear how I should grow from the stage I was at, given a lot of industry uncertainty. Our leader was able to put that all into perspective and give me some tools for gearing the business up so we could thrive in the new environment."
It was a good fit because the workshop is held over two days (16 hours) and also includes five hours of one-on-one mentoring; ideal for businesses looking to achieve growth.
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Since completing the workshop, Rebecca is focussing on putting the workshop learnings in place to develop and grow Absolute In Home Care further throughout Victoria, and is investigating markets in other states.
"It’s not only the technical information that helped – when you’re in a workshop like that, it can be very personal. All of the participants, no matter what sort of business they had, were very open and honest. It helps you see that you’re not the only one in the boat!"
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