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Andrew Schloss


John Dangerfield

Andrew Schloss and John Dangerfield have between them over 40 years of experience in the aged care, disability services, community care, health care and retirement village sectors.

Their experiences include 10 years of owning and managing home based services. Since 2001 they have consulted to these sectors, providing support, advice, education and training. Andrew and John have decided to take their own advice and have established a service which operates with a clearly defined vision and stated values and ethics. These vision, values and ethics are at the heart of what we do, day in and day out.

This is evident in naming the service Beacon Support.

Vision

Like a beacon we seek to be a shining light in people’s lives, providing safe and enduring service, recognised by all as a leader in the field.

Values

Beacon Support in all its dealings with stakeholders will value and encourage:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Honouring the Trust that a family puts in us for the support of their loved one
  • Equity – Every person given the same opportunities in the same situation (fair, consideration, even handed, in a moral and ethical manner)
  • Self Determination for all service users
  • Fiscal Responsibility (seeking to balance funding with need)
  • Safety and Security
  • Authenticity – we try and be what we say we are
  • Consistent High Quality Support

Ethics

When providing support or care services to a person, the following ethical standpoints will be adopted. Beacon Support will:

  • Uphold the law
  • Consider that every life is a valued life
  • Support a person to deal with life and death, honouring their choices
  • Uphold and support a person’s spiritual and cultural beliefs and practices
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