A Message from the Chief Executive
Written on the 21 June 2017
What a busy start to the year we have had! I cannot believe it is the middle of the year already!
Although this first part of the year has already flown by, I am extremely proud of the achievements and progress our clients and we as an organisation have made this year. It has been great to see our teams so committed to working on improving our service offerings for our clients and to making sure we are ready for the implementation of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme).
The full implementation of the NDIS is fast approaching with a number of our regions the Murraylands, Riverland and South East joining the full scheme from the 1 October this year and the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Southern Metro following suit in early 2018!
I know the NDIS and its impending arrival has been talked about for a long time regarding its anticipated impact on our services and the lives of our clients. Well, it is more or less here and it will be bringing with it some change. Internally, our teams have been working extremely hard reviewing our service offerings and processes to ensure that we are ready to support our clients and to offer them the best services possible.
Though the NDIS may change the types of services and supports you receive, Community Living Australia's commitment to our clients, their families and people living with disability will not change. We are aware of how daunting this process can be for some of our clients and their families. As an organisation we are committed to supporting you as best as we can to prepare for the scheme, to transition to it and to ensure you get the best outcomes possible from it.
You will be hearing further and more frequent updates from us regarding the review of our services as well as how we will and can support you with your journey and transition to the NDIS.
I want to reaffirm our belief that the NDIS is a positive development for our clients and for people living with disability across Australia. It will bring greater choice and control over the services and supports you receive and we will continue to be your trusted partner to ensure you get the best outcomes possible from the scheme.A more detailed update on the NDIS is provided later within this newsletter please read this for further information.
In closing, as always I would like to thank our clients and families. We are incredibly grateful for your support and are humbled that you have placed your trust in us to provide the supports you need to live a good life. We will continue to keep you as the focus of all that we do now and into the future.
We are proud to offer services for people with disabilities in regional South Australia with a focus on personalisation through Person Centred Active Support and Individualised Planning. Our client services include :
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