Life Experience an Asset in Community Services

An ability to relate to people of all ages, abilities and walks of life is an essential skill for a Support Worker. In our experience, mature workers have much to contribute in this respect, often having the life experience and emotional intelligence to connect well with our clients. Undertaking new study or changing career paths […]

Mental Health reform and the NDIS

The mental health care system in Australia is undergoing significant reform, as futures around NDIS funding are continuing to shape. The Productivity Commission puts the cost of mental ill health to the Australian economy at $51 billion per year. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 Australians experience mental ill health every year. $18 billion is spent […]

Building accommodation for the future

Frustrated at the low availability of specialist housing suited for people living with a disability, Assured Home Care has embarked on a bold new initiative. Assured Home Care CEO, Julie De Jong describes how they have partnered with investors and builders to contribute to solving the shortage. SDA Housing (Specialist Disability Accommodation) ensures the housing […]

Our Carers make a Positive Difference!

Sarah McCarthy, or ‘Sarah the Carer’ as she is better known by those who have had the good fortune to enjoy her compassion and care, loves her work and has always found it deeply satisfying. She recently received the biggest reward of all, however, when long-term client Owen spoke to her clearly for the very […]

Management of your NDIS Plan

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So, you’ve worked out what disability supports you need, and would like, to access. How will you go about administering your NDIS Plan? Plan Management involves coordinating all your NDIS funded supports from selected providers; managing all plan expenditure against budget, coordinating supplier payments and expense reimbursement, and ensuring all government reporting requirements are met. The National Disability Insurance Agency […]