How to pick an NDIS provider for disability support in Melbourne?

To begin finding the right NDIS provider for you, it’s important to know the intensity of care you need and in what environment you would like to receive it in.

If you have a disability in Melbourne and have very high support requirements, you could require Specialist Disability Accommodation, an organised housing arrangement that takes care of participants’ daily living needs. However, most applicants do not require disability accommodation and live in their homes or access living support.

If your NDIS plan identifies you as eligible for short-term housing, PSS will assist you by providing a Home and Living Supports Request Form. We use these details to analyse whether Short-Term Accommodation (STA) will work best for you or if you need some other support. Further, if you are indeed eligible for short-term accommodation, PSS will also help you work out your STA budget.

Supported Independent Living

If you would like to live in your home while receiving support, Supported Independent Living (SIL) may be for you. It includes assistance or supervision with daily tasks and activities like personal care or cooking meals. It also gives you the freedom to live independently while developing your skills. SIL is for disabled people in Melbourne with higher support requirements and need support at home.

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology (AT) are devices that allow you to do the tasks your disability hinders you from and also allows you to maintain your current housing. AT enables you to more efficiently and more safely complete activities. Using AT decreases your requirement for other supports and may include wheelchairs or powered adjustable mattresses.

PSS also offers assistive supports to enable participants to effectively communicate regardless of any speech impairments. Participants may also require devices that are embedded in their lifestyles, such as a radio to listen to songs or a traditional microwave oven to cook food.

AT (Assistive Technology) includes items that:

  • will reduce your reliance on other supports
  • allow you to do tasks with more safety or ease
  • allow you to keep fulfilling your obligations
  • let you do activities independently
  • are personalised for your use

 

What is meant by work and study support?

You might require help with working or studying now or in the future. PSS offers work and study services to assist participants with such obligations.

When we talk about work and study support and services, we are referring to the additional support you require because of your disability to:

  • study at school
  • start an apprenticeship
  • find your first job or a new job
  • do your job
  • work in your own business
  • prepare for work
  • look for an education like a university or TAFE
  • try volunteering or work experience

Group Activities

NDIS group activities provide an open, supportive and safe space for disabled people to truly be themselves and discuss their emotions and experiences with other disabled people. These sessions allow participants to create life-long skills to build strong interpersonal connections and engage in social or community activities.

As a registered NDIS provider, PSS offers group activities that help people with disabilities to share their experiences with mental health while delivering a platform for participants to learn new social skills and create strong, personal relationships.

Group activities that are available at PSS:

  • going to the movies
  • social outings
  • fishing
  • arts/crafts lessons
  • walking
  • cooking
  • ten pin bowling
  • group sport

Support Coordination

Support coordination assists you in making the most of your support plan. Support coordination is a capacity building support that allows you to:

  • Understand and create your NDIS plan to accomplish your goals.
  • Connect you with NDIS providers, community, and mainstream services.
  • Boost your confidence and skills to manage and coordinate your support.

Capacity Building

Support coordinators work with NDIS participants, their families, and carers to boost their confidence and skills to execute their plans more independently. A support coordinator should:

  • Examine the participant’s ability to exercise their right to choice and control.
  • Explain and clarify details around support options to the participant.
  • Assist the participant in recognising suitable providers who can meet their requirements.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for the participant to do these activities more independently.

PSS offers disability support and services including Assistive Technologies, Care Support, Respite Care and Supported Accommodation. If you or your loved ones require disability services in Melbourne, explore our website to get the help you need to pursue your goals.

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