How you can utilise your NDIS funding for VOOHC/SSRC respite?

How you can utilise your NDIS funding for SSRC/VOOHC respite?   Specialised Substitute Residential Care (SSRC), formerly known as Voluntary Out-of-Home Care (VOOHC), provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to stay in a residential facility for a brief period, typically ranging from a few hours to several days. During their stay, Participants receive tailored support […]

What are the operational guidelines for Short Term Accommodation?

What are the operational guidelines for Short Term Accommodation?   Introduction: Short term accommodation is a cornerstone of support services provided under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), offering temporary relief to individuals with disabilities and their families or carers. Amidst the complexities of disability support services, respite care stands as a beacon of relief […]

What is the Difference Between Short Term Accommodation (STA) and Respite

What is the Difference Between Short Term Accommodation (STA) and Respite Introduction    When navigating the complex world of care services, especially within the framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), understanding the terminology is key. Two terms often encountered are Short Term Accommodation (STA) and Respite. At first glance, these might appear as […]

10 Questions to Ask Your Respite Provider 

10 Questions to Ask Your Respite Provider  In this blog, we explore ten critical questions to ask your NDIS provider before you start your first respite or short-term accommodation experience. These questions are key to ensuring your respite care or short-term stay is as effective and comfortable as possible.    Qualifications: What qualifications and training […]

Ask Adrian: Did you know? Home & Living Supports

Did you know that the Home and Living Team has been established within the NDIS?   This team has been established to interpret, analyse and make outcomes on decisions that impact NDIS participants with current and future Home and Living Needs.     This form will be requested when a participant has 6 or more […]

Ask Adrian: NDIS Planning Roadblocks

We see all too often so many varied outcomes, interpretations and experiences when participants, informal supports and Support Coordinators are taking part in the NDIA Planning and Outcome stages of the now-called ‘NDIS Reassessment process’.     Examples are:   Delegates stated the level of support requested by clinicians, Participants and families during meetings and […]

A Day in the Life of a Support Coordinator

A Day in the Life of a Support Coordinator   No two days are the same as a Support Coordinator. I always start the day by logging onto my laptop to check if I have any meetings scheduled, complete emails, and attend to phone calls. This is the best way to start the day to […]

Reconciliation & What It Means to You

Reconciliation & What It Means to You What does the term ‘reconciliation’ mean to you? For many, it’s a word that carries with it deep meaning and significance. But what does reconciliation actually entail? And how can we achieve it in our communities? In this blog post, we’ll explore these questions and provide some insights […]

How We Can Be The Bridge Between You And The World

How We Can Be The Bridge Between You & The World Empowered Community Services promotes real-world experiences within their services that enable participants to be included in society whilst living rich and fulfilling lives.   Support isn’t: I’m going to take care of you; it’s how I can support you.     It was through this […]

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