Springing into Action
Written on the 9 November 2017
A Message from the Chief Executive
Wow! The year has almost ended and we are finishing it the way we started working hard to support our clients, their families and carers to transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
I am proud of the achievements we have and are making as an organisation and I truly believe that with every month that passes that we are moving closer and closer to our goal of being the provider of choice for quality supports to people living with disability.
I am extremely proud of the progress and achievements our clients are making in improving their skills, increasing their independence, getting more involved in community and achieving their goals you will see some examples of this further on in the newsletter. After-all this is why we exist to support our clients to achieve their goals and live a meaningful life.
As many of you would be aware the NDIS is no longer 'close' or 'coming' but has officially arrived for a number of our regions! On the 1 October the NDIS went 'live' to all people living with a disability up to the age of 65 in the Riverland, South East and Murraylands. Many of our clients have transitioned, many are still in the process and some are still waiting to get the ball rolling. This is expected and the process will take time.
We have been supporting our clients and communities in a variety of ways to prepare for and to navigate the transition to the NDIS. We have hosted NDIS information sessions and have made available weekly coffee drop in and chat sessions. We have produced pre-planning tools such as our Pre-Planning Workbook and Checklist that will help people prepare for their planning meeting. We have created NDIS Quick Facts (short videos that explain various topics to do with the NDIS) and we have also been conducting monthly interviews regarding theNDIS on radio stations in these
Our other regions will also soon, in early 2018, move over to the scheme. Southern Metro, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island will make the move from 1 January 2018 with the Adelaide Hills moving over to the NDIS from 1 April 2018. We will, like in our other regions support our clients, their families and our communities to successfully transition to and get the most out of the scheme.
In closing, as always I would like to thank our clients, families and carers. 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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