We are dedicated to supporting participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Hawthorn. We provide individual and community health services for people with disabilities of all sorts and will give you the support that you and your family need to live your best life.
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What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for Australians who are under 65 years old and have a permanent and significant disability; that is, a disability that is likely to last for your lifetime and that affects your ability to complete everyday tasks.
In Victoria, over 100 000 people benefit from participation in the NDIS — for 40 000 of those people, this is the first time they have received the support services they need. We are happy to be a small part of that here in Hawthorn.
The scheme is implemented by the National Disability Insurance Agency, who help participants develop an NDIS plan that details your personal goals, aspirations and any support you need to get you there. Participants may only require support in certain areas of their life — travel, for example, or employment and community activities — while others may need more assistance to improve the quality of their everyday lives.
As time passes, your NDIS plan will inevitably change. Having a support coordination expert on your side will allow you to allocate all your funding properly, manage what services you need (and what ones you don’t) and connect you with Hawthorn service providers.
Need Help With Your NDIS Plan?
To access the NDIS, you will need to apply to the National Disability Insurance Agency. Once accepted as a participant, you will work with the agency to come up with a plan that details your goals and the support that is needed to help you on your journey.
If you are having trouble with your NDIS application or want more information about the services and funding that will be available to you, our local area coordinator for Hawthorn will be happy to take any questions you may have.
Gentle Care Support Services offers a wide range of support services for people in Hawthorn. We prioritise a kind and caring approach that gives the power to NDIS participants and helps them achieve the goals that they have chosen.
We also offer early intervention services that can help to reduce the impacts of a person’s disability and help them to build the skills and confidence they need to achieve their ideal lifestyle.
Home care services
We have home care services for all levels of assistance. Whether a participant just needs help with tasks around the house or requires full support on an everyday basis, we can match you with a local Hawthorn carer that will be able to meet your needs.
We can facilitate recreational and civic activities in a community setting to give NDIS participants the opportunity to build and refine social skills, as well as provide opportunities for people to get involved in the Hawthorn community.
To get the most out of your NDIS services, we can provide a support coordinator that will help participants and their families with the more complex aspects of the NDIS. When it comes to managing funds, we can ensure that you know what the best use of your money is to get the best assistance possible.
Your assigned local area coordinator will be familiar with Hawthorn, allowing them to help you choose services that are in your neighbourhood and that will work better for you and your family.
See our services here and find out which will work best for you. You can also give us a call at (03) 7023 0370 and we’ll be happy to advise.
Get in touch today!
Want to find out more about our services in Hawthorn? You can contact us at any time by phone, email, or by filling out our contact form here. We’re open Monday – Friday and are always happy to field any questions you may have about the NDIS or our support offerings.
There are many challenges that people living with disabilities usually encounter when they are seeking help from the government and who do not know the best ways through which they can be able to get such kind of support. However, with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, they will be able to have their needs done the right way without much of a problem. There are many people in Hawthorn who have different kinds of disabilities and who can now be able to access the right support to enable them lead a better and more convenient life without having to worry about anything.
One of the main reasons as to why you should apply for NDIS in Hawthorn is that you will be able to set your own goals and the means through which you will be able to achieve them. As opposed to the benefits that people get from insurance policies that they have, when you apply for NDIS you will be able to determine your own goals and also create a plan that is going to guide you throughout the year. It offers those who have been approved the opportunity to determine what they need to achieve with much ease. It offers them flexibility.
Another important advantage of using or for applying for NDIS is that it offers its participants the freedom and independence. For many years, the disabled have had to rely on family, friends and charity organizations when they want to carry out their own daily chores. However, through the introduction of NDIS, they will be able to have more independence and freedom on the way they carry out their activities. As such, when you apply for NDIS, you will be able to add more value to your life since it will support you without interfering with the current support that you get from friends, family and charitable organizations.
Accessing the mainstream services can be quite a challenge for most of the people living in Hawthorn as they are not sure of what is required of them. However, if you are thinking of applying for NDIS, you will be able to access the mainstream health services in your area without much problem. You will not have to worry about the charges involved as the government will make sure that you get support services that are within your needs. NDIS is aiming at transforming the lives of people living with disabilities in such a manner that nothing should limit them in the kind of activities that they carry out on a daily basis.
There are instances that have led most people to not be able to access community services such as sports clubs and libraries due to their disability. This should not have been the case but with the government aiming at making their lives better, they will be able to access such services quite easily as the government has set standards for them which are meant to uplift their lives without interfering in the way they live their lives. They should feel more comfortable as being part of the community they live in.
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