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Acknowledgment of Country

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

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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

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Learning about the NDIS

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

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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

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Using your NDIS plan

Understanding what’s in your plan • Learn what the different parts of your NDIS plan mean, who can help you start using your plan and how your plan is managed. Learning how to use your plan • Learn how to start using your plan to achieve your goals. • Understand

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WHO CAN DELIVER WHICH SUPPORTS?

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

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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.

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ELIGIBILITY WITH PSYCHOSOCIAL DISABILITY

There is a lot of confusion about mental illness and NDIS eligibility. Understandbly so, as it is a complicated area of policy and one that really only applies to a small proportion of the total number of people with live with mental illness.

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