We acknowledge the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present. We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work
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.
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
Learning about the NDIS • Find out what the NDIS is, what support it provides and who you can contact for more information. • Understand the different roles of the NDIS, community and other government services. Deciding whether to apply for the NDIS • Learn about eligibility to become an
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
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
The July 2018 update of the Guide to Suitability explicitly clarifies that the term “Disability Support Worker” includes Peer Workers and Mental Health Workers.
There are hundreds and hundreds of NDIS line items. In the Price Guide and in NDIS Plans, these are grouped into Support Categories (e.g. Assistance with Social & Community Participation) and Support Purposes (e.g. Core). Registration Groups are a different way of grouping the hundreds of line items. Rather than
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.