We aim to provide opportunities for people to enjoy a meaningful life by strengthening participants’ self-identity, independence and vision of the future. Our staff bring their compassion and experience to support this journey.
We will assist you with building your capacity to make decisions and choices about the implementation of all supports in your NDIS plan, including mainstream, informal, community and funded supports. We will help connect your NDIS plan to a range of supports which align with your NDIS goals, across one or more providers.
Specialist Support Coordination
What is the difference between Specialist Support Coordination and Support Coordination? Well sometimes not a lot! But generally Specialist SC is when there are multiple service systems engaged with the person and there may be a period of some complex sorting out of a situation. Once things are a bit more under control it is expected the support coordination budget will revert to level 2 or Support Coordination.
Positive behaviour support is a great way to help people get unstuck from challenges they may face at home, work or in the community. Sometimes it can be simple changes in the environment, if they are finding they are not fitting in. Behaviour therapists visit the person and their supporters to find out ways to help people break through the barriers they are facing.
Are you in a nursing home, or have a family member who is, and you want to know if there’s an alternative? If you are an NDIS participant you can have a housing assessment to see what’s out there for you. We can help source the accommodation and the support you need. We can also get you out and about more even if you choose to stay in the nursing home.
Why are young people in nursing homes?
This is a question we often get asked. It seems that the disability sector, that has been so largely under funded for so long, has in the past looked at the path of least resistance when seeking accommodation for people with disabilities, particularly in country areas. This is most likely due to a lack of perceived resources in the area and genuinely due to a lack of resources to keep loved ones close to their family members.
What can we do now?
Given the Royal commission into Disability, there is a real desire for people to be able to choose where they live, whether in a nursing home or other. The first step is often some assessment from allied health professionals around housing needs. Individuals should also register with public and community housing. The support coordinator can assist with these things and help get you on the road to making choices about where you live.