Taking Action: Reporting suspected theft of your NDIS funds

Introduction: The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is designed to provide essential support and services to Australians living with disabilities. However, instances of fraud or theft involving NDIS funds can unfortunately occur. If you suspect that your NDIS funds have been stolen or misused, it’s crucial to take action promptly to protect your rights and […]

NDIS and the Review Process – what to do when your plan does not meet your needs

Navigating the NDIS review process can be complex and overwhelming for participants and their families. In this blog post, we aim to demystify the review process and explore the options available to participants who are dissatisfied with decisions made by the NDIS. Understanding the NDIS Review Process: The NDIS review process is designed to ensure […]

Balancing Dignity of Risk and Duty of Care

In the realm of caregiving and support services, there exists a delicate equilibrium between honouring an individual’s autonomy and ensuring their safety and well-being. This balance is epitomized by the juxtaposition of the concepts of “dignity of risk” and “duty of care.” Dignity of Risk encompasses the fundamental human right to make choices and take […]

Right Relationships

Some Initial Thoughts On Establishing “Right Relationship” Between Staff, Professionals, Service Organisations and the People They Assist Michael Kendrick Perhaps the most common complaint one hears from the experiences of people who find they must rely on formal human services is that they do not feel particularly well treated. Sometimes this takes the form of […]

The Role of a Primary Carer

The role of being a  primary carer when your loved one has complex care and communication needs is challenging. Often it feels like every single day brings appointments and therapy requirements; we plan meals, prepare and give medication, provide personal care and other interventions; spend time writing emails and  making calls to medical specialists, liaising […]

Assistive Technology and the NDIS – Fostering Independence

  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding and support to people with disabilities to help them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. Assistive technology is an important category of support that the NDIS can fund. However, there are specific rules and guidelines governing the purchase of assistive technology through the […]

Choosing the Right Providers for your Supports

Choosing the right providers for your disability supports is a crucial decision that can significantly impact your quality of life and the effectiveness of your support system. Here are some steps to help you make an informed choice: Assess Your Needs: Start by assessing your specific disability support needs. Consider your medical, physical, emotional, and […]

The How and Why of Self Advocacy

Self-Advocacy is the process by which individuals with disabilities take an active and empowered role in advocating for their own needs, preferences, and rights within the context of the NDIS and the supports and services they receive. Self-Advocacy can be applied to any aspect of your life where you feel your voice needs to be […]