If you have a disabled person in your family, it is comforting to know that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is in place to support families with disability. This agency was set up in 2013 and by 2020, the agency was in full swing, funding essential services for those with disabilities and without this scheme, many families would not be able to provide quality services for a disabled member.
NDIS Accommodation for Disabled People
Wherever you happen to live in Australia, there is suitable accommodation available, with two main models of support, which are:
- Supported Independent Living (SIL) – Known also as supported accommodation, there is professional in-home support from Multicap Tasmania, a leading NDIS provider with an experienced team of professionals. Large facilities with villas and full-time care provide supported in-house services for those with disability.
- Lead Tenant Model – The lead tenant model is suitable for those who wish to retain some of their independence and might only require minimal support. Tenants live in a managed community, which gives you essential social interaction, plus the support is always there whenever you need it.
When applying for living accommodation, the person’s age, gender, health needs and level of required care are all taken into consideration. If you would like to learn more about supported living accommodation, start with a Google search and check out your local NDIS provider who would have all the information you need on their website. If you are a little stressed, here are a few tips to promote relaxation and mental well-being.
It is essential that people with disability have the same access to community events as regular people and your local NDIS support provider would offer a wide range of community support services. The following community support is available:
- Community Activities – There are many guided activities for people with disability; handicrafts, hobbies and courses to teach a range of skills to people with disability. Arts and crafts, computer skills, cooking courses and other training program to give people with disability new life skills. There would be a community hub for disabled people and with your own social media groups, you can take part in a wide range of community activities.
- Work Skills & Job Training – Those with disability are able to attend training workshops to develop computing and other skills that would empower a person to gain employment and with full one-on-one support, the disabled person can acquire essential skills that enable them to find a suitable job.
- Leisure & Recreational Activities – Whether a visit to a local cinema or a shopping outing, disabled people can enjoy the same leisure activities as everyone else. Whether in a group or alone, your local NDIS care provider runs many social programs for leisure and recreation, simply search online for their website and read all about the many community and in-home support services on offer.
- In-Home Day Support Services – If you or a member of your family suffers with a disability, you can receive day support for a range of reasons. It might be to assist you with your morning routine to prepare for the day, or to carry out essential chores around the home, or simply someone to talk to. Your local NDIS provider can help to assess your needs and create short and long-term goals for personal development and whatever your personal needs at home, the care provider has you covered.
- Respite Services – If you are the full-time carer of a person with disabilities, you need some time away to recharge your batteries and your local NDIS care provider offers tailored respite services. It might be a 3-week break or just a couple of days, professional carers are ready to step in and hold the fort while you relax and regenerate; they would be fully briefed on their role and if it makes you feel better to maintain contact while away, this can easily be arranged. There are several care options; live in a respite facility or have someone stay at your home for the duration of the service, everything is tailored to suit you. If you require assistance registering for NDIS support, your local care provider can help you with the process (funding is available for disabled persons over the age of 18). Respite services can often be provided at short notice, as the care organisation has a large team of qualified and trainee carers on their books.
Australia is very proud of its disability support programs that offer funding for essential care, whether assisted living in suitable accommodation or support services and if you should require any disability support, Google will help you to locate a local NDIS care provider. Click here for Australian government information about NDIS eligibility and how to register, and when approved, you can start talking to your local NDIS care provider.