For many of our existing clients the NDIS will replace funding they already received from the Department of Human Services but for some people with disabilities it will be the first time they have received funding of any kind.
The NDIS funding is designed to cover supports to assist people in their daily life or to provide the services they need to access the community or develop skills that will increase their independence and add to the quality of their lives.
SkillsConnection is a registered NDIS provider and we are here to help you negotiate the process of checking your eligibility for NDIS funding, identifying the supports you need, planning for how you would like those supports to be provided and contracting the right people to deliver them.
The NDIA (National Disability Insurance Agency) is the “shop front” for the NDIS and, once you have completed the Access Request Form and been approved for NDIS funding, you will need to have a planning meeting with one of their staff.
We are happy to spend time with you before you meet with your NDIA planner to discuss what supports you should ask for and how you can specify the ways you would like to receive your support. We won’t be trying to “hard sell” you on the services we offer and we will be happy to recommend other devices if we think they would be more appropriate for you or better at providing the type of supports you need.
We are a not for profit community development organisation so our focus is on helping you to achieve the best possible outcomes relative to your needs and desires. If we don’t already have the type of supports you want, we will work with you to design a service to meet your needs or help you in any way we can to find one that does.
This can include sourcing and supporting you to negotiate with other service providers.
We provide service over a 24 hour period, 7 days per week including a range of Day Activities and Community Access programs, One to One and In Home Support services including Active Night DutyFind out more
Assisted Disability Employment (A.D.E.) services helps job seekers with a disability, injury or health condition which may be a barrier to them when seeking full time employment to prepare for and find employment that suits their particular needs.
Opportunities are available at Food-A-Roma and Jiffy Services. There are also opportunities at Studio 92 where participants in our disability arts programs have an opportunity to display and sell their work along side work from artists in the wider community.Find out more
If you are someone, or are caring for someone, who has recently been assessed as having a disability SkillsConnection is here to help. We can also help you with understanding, planning and arranging NDIS funded supports.
We know how challenging and confusing trying to understand and access the various systems of support can be.Find out more
We can also help you with understanding, planning and arranging NDIS funded supports.
Ring us on 03 5231 2333 for any questions you have or assistance you may need
Assisted Disability Employment (A.D.E.) services helps job seekers with a disability, injury or health condition which may be a barrier to them when seeking full time employment to prepare for and find employment that suits their particular needs.Find out more