We all know that the time between submitting an NDIS application and receiving your funding package can be lengthy. For some participants, this will not be a huge problem, as they have funding from other programs and informal supports that they can rely on in the short term. For others, it can be a disaster. Many of these participants are in contact with health or allied health professionals, who may have helped them with their application process. Moreover, they also may not have any contacts in the disability sector yet. It is, therefore, highly beneficial for health practitioners to know what supports are available while waiting for a plan.
In the past, we looked at the Report Writing Tip Sheet, on the NDIS Health Toolkit website. The toolkit was developed as a result of a partnership between Deakin University, G21 and Barwon Health and funded by the NDIA Community Inclusion and Capacity Development Grants Programme.This week we would like to draw your attention to the Alternative Supports While Awaiting NDIS Planning Tip Sheet. It lists supports available, who they are targeted at and contact details. The Tip Sheet includes temporary accommodation, personal care supports, advocacy and carer supports.
Of course, not all supports are in every state and there are not nearly enough of them available. However, this is one of those cases where something is better than nothing. If I was a health practitioner or anybody who works with people with disabilities, I would have a copy of this document in my desk drawer. It just might help the right person at the right time.
It is vital that the health system and the NDIS work together to ensure participant receive the support they need in all domains of their lives. This Summer Foundation resource helps bridge the gap between these often divided services.
As NDIS participants become more market savvy, allied health providers are going need to make some conscious decisions about how to differentiate themselves. Sally provides guidance with the 5 things she always looks for in allied health providers.
The NDIA relies on the advice of allied health professionals to determine if people are eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation and the extent of their funding. This guide developed by the Summer Foundation supports practitioners with the information, resources and templates they need to conduct a housing assessment.
The time between getting accepted into the NDIS and receiving your first plan can feel like forever. This handy tip sheets examines supports available for participants whilst they wait.
Reports written by health and allied health professionals have a lot of power in the NDIS, but often the people writing them are not disability natives. This handy toolkit supports practitioners to get the best outcome for participants.
Sara outlines three crucial points of intersection between Health and the NDIS that have not been adequately addressed by either department.
The division of responsibilities between the NDIS and the Health system is marked by misinformation and inconsistencies. In this article, Kylie highlights three key problem areas that have the potential to undermine cooperation in service provision.
The Victorian State Government has developed an interim practice advice to support Victorian Health and Aged Care services in preparedness for and throughout transition to the NDIS. This is a great resource for organisations and professionals in these spaces to understand the NDIS and its interface with Health & Aged Care.
Psychosocial disability is the term used to describe the disabilities that are associated with mental health conditions in the NDIS. This position statement by the National Mental Health Consumer & Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is a great resource to begin understanding the definition and experience of psychosocial disability