About Us

We work directly with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants

About Us

We work directly with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants to help them live a more independent and fulfilling life. We are committed to providing our clients and their families with the support and services they require so that they can live with a sense of purpose, belonging and self-determination.

Ahanacare is a registered NDIS Provider to deliver the following supports:

  • Development-Life Skills
  • Daily Tasks / Shared Living
  • Assist-Life Stage – Transition
  • Personal Activities
  • Community Participation
  • Support Coordination (Including Specialist)
  • NDIS Recovery Coach

Our team will undertake some work without charge – particularly for clients who may be “stuck” in between systems or are struggling to find the right support pathway. Please call our director Pat Bashengezi directly to discuss whether we can assist you.

We are proud to provide our services in different languages including:

  • English
  • Swahili
  • Lingala
  • French
  • Kinyarwanda
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Pat Bashengezi


Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Human Services at La Trobe University


Pat is a qualified social worker from La Trobe University, having graduated in 2011. Pat has more than 11 years’ experience in social work. In those years, he has developed expertise in working with people with serious disabilities; including mental illness and associated problems.

Drawing on theories of social work, social sciences, psychology, humanities, and Indigenous knowledge, Pat focuses on the interface between the individual and the environment. He recognizes the impact of social, economic, and cultural factors on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Consequently, Pat has always ensured that service delivery is of the highest standard by adhering to the principles and practices of the relevant guidelines such as the NDIS Practice Standard and Quality Indicators 2020.

Pat believes in recovery-oriented practice and the provision of capacity building support. It is through these approaches that we can assist clients to gain and retain hope and understand their abilities, disabilities, the importance of engagement in active life, personal autonomy, social identity, meaning and a positive sense of self. We believe this is all key to achieving personal goals and aspirations.

At Ahanacare we understand that your needs are individual and unique, and that an NDIS plan can provide a platform tailored to your specific needs.

Jackie Mae Cardino

Jackie completed Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at San Pedro College in the Philippines and is currently completing Bachelor of Community Service at Stott’s College in Perth, Western Australia.

Jackie takes pride on her 10-year experience in the Middle East and Africa region as Commercial Operations Specialist and achieving a strong consulting history of working in the medical devices industry with skills in Commercial Operations, Sales, Medical Devices, Project Management, Customer Success, Logistics, Office Administration and Innovation.

Jackie is a committed and dedicated professional who is direct, spontaneous and responsible. With these attributes she developed a passion for community services particularly in the disability sector. She gained experience in working with vulnerable clients and their families which includes adults and children with physical and intellectual disabilities, mental health issues, and drug and alcohol dependency as a Team Leader and Support Coordinator. She achieved a successful record of leadership and support coordination in navigating strategies for NDIS participants in the growing business of Ahanacre, an NDIS provider.

Jackie strongly believes in making a difference and transforming people’s lives, especially with vulnerable people and has a keen interest in key areas of advocacy, social justice, diversity and human rights and guided by her work ethic to always ensure clients are supported in a respectful, transparent and honest manner.