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NEW! NDIS Recovery Coach for Children and Young People with Psychosocial Disability

What is a Recovery coach? A Psychosocial Recovery Coach (recovery coach) is a new NDIS support item for participants with a psychosocial disability who require support managing complex challenges of daily living. The aim is to increase participants’ social and economic independence and participation through the provision of capacity building supports. Recovery coaches will focus on coaching …

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Infection Control

INFECTION CONTROL As the transmission of COVID-19 spreads, it is increasingly important that support workers understand how to keep themselves and the people they support infection free. The Department of Health has developed an online learning module and webinar about infection prevention for COVID-19.  Some basics to remember are: Wash your hands frequently with soap …

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NDIS Planning

Understanding your current supports and preparing for your planning meeting • To get ready for your meeting, think about your current supports and who provides them, and what supports and services you may need to achieve your goals. • Complete this booklet on your own or with someone’s help and bring it with you to …

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Aboriginal People Experience Disability at a Greater Rate than Non-Indigenous Australians.

Census data shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have higher rates of disability than non-Indigenous people across all age groups. Our kids under the age of 14 are more than twice as likely to have a disability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 35–54 are 2.7 times as likely to have …

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WHAT ROLES CAN A SUPPORT COORDINATOR FULFIL?

The most recent version of the NDIS Price Guide includes a pretty good definition of the Support Coordinator’s roles: Connection: assist the Participant to develop knowledge, experience and connections with the community and broader systems of support. Support Design: works together with participant to understand Plan funding and its purpose. Support Coordinator will understand the …

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