The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides specially-abled people with all the support required by them. The support required varies per person depending on their abilities and disabilities. NDIS Geelong allots funds that can be utilised for meeting their daily budget requirement ranging from paying the service providers to buying special need equipment that would make their accessibility and survival a lot easier.
Disability Support at Geelong works 24×7 for fulfilling the needs of the specially-abled people registered with them, to make daily chores easy for them and ensure that they are able to reap maximum benefit from their NDIS funds with complete assistance and guidance.
Meeting Special Requirements
The Disability Support Geelong funds are not just meant for fulfilling the basic, day-to-day requirements of the participants but also for catering to the special needs of the participants, like a particular device to increase mobility in some cases and some service providers to improve accessibility. The needs of each participant vary, and each one is given the freedom to choose their way of managing their funds. The funds allocated to the participant would prove of utmost benefit when they would be used for the purchase of special gadgets and devices that would make the participant’s everyday activities easier or increase his/her independence.
The funds allotted to the participants of the program are meant for their use, but how well they are used for providing support and services depends on how well the management plan has been chalked out. The participant can self-manage the funds, can hire a plan manager or ask for help from the NDIA itself. The funds from Disability Support Geelong helps the participants to meet their aspirations, and what they seek to achieve in future. The participants’ aspiration may be achieving more independence or maybe any assistance in improving the disability. Whatever the method of management, the ultimate aim is the benefit of the participant.
Assistance and Support
The participant may need extra support while conducting his daily chores. Paid services are available for assistance, and the NDIS funds can prove to be very helpful in such cases. Everyone’s needs are unique, and therefore each plan is tailored with extreme consideration. The funds can also assist with the modifications of the home and vehicle as per the participant’s daily requirements. Any mental health issues, therapeutic support or behaviour support can also be made accessible. The support services availed by the participant must be registered with the Disability Support Geelong or have to get registered before hiring, as invoices for all the services being used have to be produced for regular funding.
Classification of Funds
There are following categories in the funds – ‘Core Support’, ‘Capacity Building Support’ and ‘Capital Building Support’.
● Core Support includes reasonable and necessary support. All the help needed for basic survival like health, education, transport, assistance at home etc.
● Capacity Building support includes skill acquisition or honing the existing skills, employment, health and well-being support systems, physiotherapy and other therapies, relationship building, social and community participation etc.
● Capital Building Support includes any vehicle or home modifications, buying of special gadgets, assistive technology, etc.
Disability Support Geelong aims to make the life of the participant as easy and independent as possible.
Disability Support Geelong funds can be brought to use for these services as well.
● Driving Lessons
● Learning a new hobby
● Assistance to entertainment venues
● Taking care of pets
Disability Support Geelong funding doesn’t support many activities too, as they, in no way, support the disability of the participant.
● Anything risky or harmful for either the participant or the people around them.
● Anything covered by any other government or any other scheme.
● Any living cost not associated with the disability
● Any leisure activity
● Other support given by NDIS under alternative funding
● Anything illegal
● If the support is income replacement
Inaccessible environments create barriers that hinder the participation of disabled persons in society on an equal basis with others. Addressing these barriers can bring about an improvement and facilitate persons with disability with all and any type of assistance required by them. NGOs, Governments and people all over the world are trying to make things easier for such people. NDIS Geelong is also paving the way for a bright future for the disabled.
All you need to do is be ready to embrace these changes with open arms. So, when you meet the NDIS Planner, your goals, aspirations and targets must be clear in your head and then, together, you can chalk out a plan that best suits your and your loved ones’ needs. Our person-centred approach makes you the master of your destiny.