Our Values


At Woolly­butt we often work with peo­ple and their sup­ports when they are in a chal­leng­ing space and peo­ple often feel that there is noth­ing that can be done. They can’t see the light at the end of the tun­nel so we aim to bring some hope back with the view that there is ALWAYS some­thing that works. 

Per­son Centred

For us it is all about the per­son we are work­ing with. What is going to help them have the best qual­i­ty of life pos­si­ble? This means that the work we do is based on their wish­es, needs and aspi­ra­tions. Some­times this means we help shift the focus back to the indi­vid­ual and their needs rather than on the sys­tems around them.

Solu­tions Focussed

We ask our­selves, What can we do to help work through this prob­lem or this chal­lenge to cre­ate a pos­i­tive out­come or expe­ri­ence? By focussing on where we need to go we help to cre­ate bet­ter out­comes for the peo­ple we work with.

Uphold­ing Human Rights

So often the rights of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties are over­looked, and restric­tions are placed with­out think­ing. We work to uphold peo­ple’s rights and cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties so they can ful­fill them.

Work­ing Together

Two heads are always bet­ter than one, espe­cial­ly in tricky or com­plex sit­u­a­tions. Col­lab­o­ra­tion with the per­son we sup­port, their fam­i­lies and sup­port net­works is cru­cial to achiev­ing pos­i­tive out­comes. We val­ue social con­nec­tions and con­tri­bu­tion to com­mu­ni­ty and build­ing capacity.

Curi­ous­ly Disruptive

At Woolly­butt Spe­cial­ist Ser­vices we val­ue curios­i­ty and cre­ativ­i­ty. We believe that being ever curi­ous leads us to seek, ques­tion and chal­lenge the sta­tus quo. It encour­ages us to bring our heart and minds into sit­u­a­tions, tasks and goals – lead­ing to a dis­rup­tive stance. It leads one to see­ing an oppor­tu­ni­ty in everything.